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  1. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    https://spectrumnews1.com/ky/louisville/news/2021/06/08/black-vultures-harming-livestock Kentucky Black vultures are a severe problem for livestock owners in Kentucky. The predatory birds will devour living newborn calves, full-grown ewes and lambs by pecking them to death—first the eyes...
  2. West Virginia
    We are looking for land in Kentucky or West Virginia. Recent events have caused the rural Virginia home I live in, to become less than ideal. I am seeking land in West Virginia or Kentucky. Seeking 35 acre minimum, preferably more (100+ or bordered by a national forest.) Cash deal. (You want...
  3. Books, Movies & Stories
    A film I made on cotton pickers, with some other migratory farm workers included.
  4. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    How did all the farmers and gardeners here do? locally, middling year for corn farming; too much rain. picking soybeans in a few weeks. gardeners did poorly with corn and tomatoes, not too bad with melons and squash. How are things in your garden/farm/area?
  5. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    https://the-journal.com/articles/108671 ***Gila River Farms primarily grows cotton and alfalfa, but in recent years has branched out to increase citrus production and experiment with olive crops, said Garcia, the farm’s assistant general manager. Sauceda said alfalfa and cotton, which are the...
  6. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I have a property that used to be a cattle farm. The man that owned it, retired a long time ago and had removed all the posts and the barbed wire, coiled it up, and put it out in the woods/pastures (ask my tires how I discovered some of that!)... I am in the process of planning new fences. I...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Dogs and I walking around the farm looking at trees and nature. Storms came through a few days ago and we are looking for oak trees that may have fallen down. Part of what we look at is a nature conservation area. The nature conservation area would be home for various wildlife, such as deer...
  8. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180110080105.htm ***"I've been working with robotic weeders for about 10 years now, and the technology is really just starting to come into commercial use," Fennimore says. "It's really an economic incentive to consider them." Fennimore works with...
  9. DIY - Do It Yourself
    Hello all, I recently purchased ~15 acres and am in the process of designing a house for a family of 5+ to live in. We don't want to spend a lot of money to build a mcmansion, but want it to be comfortable. I have attached a simplified floor plan that was made in excel to show the general...
  10. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I have the chance to swap out my 27 hp cub cadet 7245 4wd with front end loader for a Hinomoto 40 hp 4wd with front end loader. Both are 90s model tractors with under 1000 hrs. The Cub has been a pretty good tractor, but I have not been using it intensively. Does anyone have experience with...
  11. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I was watching some old equipment videos of farm machinery that was in use as I was growing up and I have never seen one of these. Uses compressed air to launch a hay bale into a barn loft. Pretty cool really. There would've been some serious injuries on the farm if we'd had one. :xeye...
  12. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Hello all, I've recently found a few parcels of land 3-5acres for pretty cheap in the southern Oregon desert. I'm considering it for a little homestead operation. My main concern is that nothing will really grow there though and that's probably why it's so cheap. Getting a well dug to irrigate...
  13. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I have been researching for months on what to grow, how much to grow, livestock and feeding of livestock, greenhouses, aquaponics and so far I cannot find a viable plan to feed 4 people on two acres of land. You see these articles in Mother Earth News and various online blogs, articles etc...
  14. Firearms General Discussion
    I just moved out to a farm and I want to set up an area for target practice since I'm out far enough in the country I can shoot right here, no need to go to a range. My question for you all is how you would set that up and what types of targets would you include? Originally I was just going to...
  15. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    How does the corn look in your neck of the woods? here some pix from Merryland
  16. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    'Greek Villagers' Secret Weapon: Grow Your Own Food' http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/article26291980.html ***Ilias Mathes has protection against bank closures, capital controls and the slashing of his pension: 10 goats, some hens and a vegetable patch. If Greece’s financial...
  17. DIY - Do It Yourself
    I'm not "rich", but I am blessed to be in a position that I am preparing to buy some property, design and build my own "dream home". This will be the house I plan to remain in for the rest of my life (Now in my 30's). So, as work on the house design, I want to incorporate themes and features...
  18. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Would love to know what farm animals and pets does everyone have ? And are the farm animals pets or food. Love to see what everyones answer are. Thanks
  19. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    So what do you think about growing sugarcane? It's not only a sweetener, as it can also be used to make paper, tools, and other materials. It needs lots of sun to make all that sugar, but is very easy to grow since it's a true grass. I think when I move to California after the SEALs, I'm going...
  20. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    New Apprenticeship openings are being announced for 2013. Anyone interested in becoming a farmer, may wish to consider an apprenticeship. :) The MOFGA apprenticeship program encourages a new farmer to learn all expects of farming: soil prep, planting, pruning, harvesting, and marketing...
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