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Easy hard cider recipe that anyone can make. Learn how to make homemade hard cider from fresh apple cider. One of my favorite fall recipes! Easy hard cider recipe that anyone can make. Learn how to make homemade hard cider from fresh apple cider. One of my favorite fall recipes!

I have been dreaming about making my own homemade apple cider from a cider press for many years. This year my dream finally came true! It was a lot harder work than I expected, but making apple cider with a cider press was a great success. We decided to try to learn how to make hard…

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How to make cider with a apple cider press. Fun fall activity for the entire family, start a new yearly tradition your family will enjoy for generations. How to make cider with a apple cider press. Fun fall activity for the entire family, start a new yearly tradition your family will enjoy for generations.

I have been wanting to learn how to make cider for a long time. I still have fond memories of making apple cider with my grandparents on their farm when I was a kid. Every year they would pick up all the apples that had fallen on the ground at their small apple orchard and…

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Easy tips for clipping your chicken's wings so they can't fly over your fence. Easy tips for clipping your chicken's wings so they can't fly over your fence.

We have been having fun raising chickens for the first time this year. We bought two different batches of chicks and watched them grow into entertaining young chickens. Our first batch of chickens didn’t try to fly much, but several in our second batch sure did so we needed to find a way to keep…

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Now that it’s summertime and everything is blooming, you might see some striped insects buzzing around your garden. But while yellowjackets may not be a welcome sight, honey bees should be. That’s because their presence is actually essential for our own survival. Did you know that we can thank bees for one out of every…

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How to care for a baby chicken that has pasty butt. How to care for a baby chicken that has pasty butt.

If you are new to raising baby chickens, there’s a lot to learn, and most of the things you need to know you don’t even know that you need to know until it happens. Having a baby chicken with a pasty butt is one of the things you have to learn very quickly the hard…

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