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NEW SOCIETY BLOG — Modern Homesteading and Farming

Innovative Strategies for Small Fruit Growing

In his book, The Berry Grower, Blake Cothron shares information on growing and marketing organic small fruits and berries. This book is the essential guide for both new and aspiring organic small fruit growers, and for seasoned farmers looking to produce high-quality organic fruits and products for local markets and self-sufficiency. Today, we share an excerpt from the book, in which the author describes his reasons behind writing the book.

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Interview with Bevin Cohen

Today’s blog is an Interview with Bevin Cohen, author of The Complete Guide to Seed and Nut Oils, featuring a question that was asked by a reader on social media.

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How Cattle Handle Heat

Last weekend, we welcomed the first official days of summer with the summer solstice. As temperatures rise, have you ever wondered how cattle handle long days in the heat? Today on the blog, we explore this with an excerpt from Homesteading Cows: The Complete Guide To Raising Healthy, Happy, Cattle on how cattle handle the heat.

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The Tree Hollow as The Bees’ Natural Home

April showers bring May flowers, and those flowers bring the brilliant buzzing of bees. Whether you are interested in harvesting honey or just want to create a safe environment for bees, Keeping Bees with a Smile: Principles and Practice of Natural Beekeeping by Fedor Lazutin & Leo Sharashkin is for you. Today on the blog, we have an excerpt to help make your tree hollow a suitable natural home.

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Kidding at 17 Below Zero

With all of the freezing temperatures across North America recently, it seemed like the perfect time to share this goat birthing story with you. It is one of almost two dozen stories in Deborah Niemann’s newest book, Goats Giving Birth: What to Expect During Kidding Season, where she talks about the good, the bad, the boring, and the heartbreaking.

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Make Crackers at Home with Your Sourdough Starter

DIY Sourdough: The Beginner’s Guide to Crafting Starters, Breads Snacks, and More by John & Jessica Moody offers a variety of recipes for nourishing and delicious whole grain sourdough recipes that cover breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. Today we’re sharing a recipe for making crackers. They don't need to rise, and cost a fraction to make at home compared to store-bought crackers.

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Make Your Own Cleaning Supplies

Today John Moody, author of The Frugal Homesteader how to make your own cleaning supplies. Given that homesteading is at times both messy and mess making, you can save a fair bit of money making some of your own cleaners without having to spend a great deal of time.

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Interview with Deborah Niemann, author of Goats Giving Birth

Today’s blog is an Interview with Deborah Niemann, author of Goats Giving Birth, featuring our winning giveaway question.

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What to Expect During Kidding Season

Lessons, stories, and reflections from the Goat Midwife Deborah Neimann, in her new book Goats Giving Birth: What to Expect during Kidding Season

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