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Sprouted Grain Chicken Ration (Video)

Sprouted Grain Chicken Ration (Video)

We’ve stopped feeding the ground, pelitized rations and switched to a predominantly sprouted feed protocol for all of our chickens (meat and layers) this winter.  I was tired of the prices for the industrial rations along with mysteries of what those mixes contain.  I shot a couple quick videos showing our fodder sprouting system along with a description of our total feed regimine.  Enjoy…

Dynamic Accumulators: Add These Versatile Plants to your Spring Seed Wish List

Dynamic Accumulators: Add These Versatile Plants to your Spring Seed Wish List

Spring Garden Seed Wish List…Dynamic Accumulators! I’ve made mention in previous posts about utilizing dynamic accumulators as a method to heal your soil and combat unwanted plants (AKA weeds) in your homestead garden and pastures.  You can check out my musings on Soil Health and Combating Canadian Thistle without chemicals by following the links.  Today I thought I would retouch on the theory behind dynamic accumulators, and provide you with a nice list of plants along with the nutrients/minerals they…

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Day 2, Halter Training the Heifer (Video)

Day 2, Halter Training the Heifer (Video)

I had to work today ( unfortunately off the homestead! )  so the girls got out and played cowboy!  They got the halter the rest of the way on Beatrice our American Milking Devon heifer and future milk cow.  They got it done way faster than I could have, and really did a heck of a job!…. Before: After: Looks like I might have a cowgirl on my hands….or at least a milkmaid!

(Video)Halter Training the Heifer…Day 1

(Video)Halter Training the Heifer…Day 1

Well its the middle of winter, and since I can’t get a whole heck of a lot done on the land, I decided it might be a good time to start the process of halter breaking our Milking Devon heifer Beatrice.  The wife and I went out and slapped the halter on her, and we’ll you’ll see…  

Making your own Probiotics at Home

Making your own Probiotics at Home

5 Homestead Probiotics You can Make Yourself! Well the science is in folks, and has been for some time!  Probiotics are essential to maintaining a healthy gut, and strong immune system.  A properly functioning digestive system is the key to good health.  You can grow, purchase, and eat all of the organic, mineral dense, beyond awesome food you want, but if you are not digesting and absorbing those nutrients then it is all for naught.  The same can be said…

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Homestead Soil Health: Dr. Elaine Ingham (video)

Homestead Soil Health: Dr. Elaine Ingham (video)

The soil is the foundation of hemegrown, homestead nutrition.  For us to thrive we need to have healthy nutrient dense food, and the same is true of our livestock and gardens.  Our food and its nutrition is hands down the best medicine we can get.  All of this starts with having in place a properly functioning soil web, that will nourish our soil microbes (beneficial bacteria and fungi, etc.).  Dr Elaine Ingham is recognized as the foremost authority in this…

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Homestead Health: Borax for Health? Part 3 of 3

Homestead Health: Borax for Health? Part 3 of 3

Here’s the last bit of this monster article that I dug up for you guys. I hope you find it as thought provoking as I have.  This section has all of the references sited throughout the entire article. Part 1    Part 2 Enjoy…. “Toxicity Issues Government health agencies are concerned about boron toxicity. You might be concerned as well if you read the following, pertaining to sodium chloride or table salt (17): ‘Acute oral toxicity (LD50 – the dose…

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Homestead Health: Borax for Health? Part 2 of 3

Homestead Health: Borax for Health? Part 2 of 3

Part 2….. “Fungi and Fluoride Being such an excellent fungicide it is not surprising that borax is being successfully used to treat Candida. There is much interesting information on an Earth Clinic forum called Borax Cures (10). With low to medium-weight people use 1/8 teaspoon of borax powder and with heavier weight 1/4 teaspoon per litre of water. One drinks the water spaced out during the day, and does this for 4 or 5 days a week as long as…

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Homestead Happenings: December 2015

Homestead Happenings: December 2015

Homestead Update Dec 2015 Well here we go… knee deep in the hustle and bustle of the Season! Not much time for games, unless you make the time….   We’ve been plugging along on a project to renovate the front yard thistle patch into a usable growing area.  We’re doing a sheet mulch rahab on the area.  First we set down a nice thick layer of cardboard, then put down a 2 inch layer of compost, then about an inch…

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Homestead First Aid: 10 Essentials for Every Home

Homestead First Aid: 10 Essentials for Every Home

I am not a doctor nor do I play one on the internet, this is just a list of what we keep on hand for first aid here at the Traditional Catholic Homestead, because accidents happen every day when you’re living that rough and tumble homestead lifestyle!  Anything from having your leg run over by the ATV (“I’m OK, I’m Ok…. Grandma I got ran over!”), being stepped on by a cow, having chicken poo flung in your eye, the common…

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