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  1. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    how did all you agriculturalists do in 2022?
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    looking for a farming / agriculture forum, preferably Southeastern USA I figured there'd be plenty of them but I can't find any, except one or two state Ag departments, mostly out west.
  3. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    If there was a river near you that wasn't advised to drink raw, just like most rivers on earth, could you build a farm next to a river and have a successful harvest of food and weed? Isn't this how the ancient sumerians and ancient Egyptians grew their crops and poppy plants?
  4. Food and water
    Many announce a world hunger is waiting around the corner. If that's true, I thought what if I put female lobster and male lobster in aquarium. Do I have a chance to see baby lobsters? Is it possible to "farm" lobsters this way? I thought of lobsters because I already have chickens, however...
  5. British Isles and ROI
    I'm looking for permission to shoot (pest control) with my step son who is 10, in the Dorset area UK. He's just acquired his first air rifle. BSA registered. I'm a Former license holder (shotgun). Very responsible and knowledgeable . Any ideas?
  6. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    ‘I don’t know how we’ll survive’: the farmers facing ruin in America’s ‘forever chemicals’ crisis | Maine | The Guardian disaster struck in December. The couple learned the farm’s previous owner had decades earlier used PFAS-tainted sewage sludge, or “biosolids”, as fertilizer on Songbird’s...
  7. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Avian Flu is again killing, and forcing the culling, of chickens https://abc7chicago.com/bird-flu-in-iowa-2022-avian-influenza-outbreak/11664103/ The latest case confirmed by the state Department of Agriculture means nearly 12.6 million chicken and turkeys in at least eight states have been...
  8. Food and water
    You ever go to Reddit and read some of the kids posts? What a mess. Will we have enuf young farmers coming up to feed America?
  9. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I'm not a farmer, however I grow chickens even if I'm not experienced and I don't know when to sacrifice them. Last time I killed 3 chickens when they were 2 and a half years old because I taught they would have more meat if they are older, however the chickens were inedible tough chewy and I...
  10. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    'It's powderhouse dry': North Louisiana's historically dry fall (shreveporttimes.com) Around 10 percent of Louisiana parishes are experiencing severe drought, in a tier stretching across the northern part of the state, according to recent data National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. Books, Movies & Stories
    A film I made on cotton pickers, with some other migratory farm workers included.
  14. 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?
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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