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Embden Geese

Embden Geese

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Do you have a childhood memory of a friend or family member’s cranky farm goose chasing, hissing, and biting at you? While geese, in general, do have a reputation for being very territorial, not all of them are so aggressive. Here at Grace Heritage Ranch we raise a heritage breed…

The Importance of Having Donkeys on a Homestead

The Importance of Having Donkeys on a Homestead

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Shortly after we began Grace Heritage Ranch, we realized that we had some problems with mice and rats. We decided to get some cats to control the rodent population, which worked great until some of the cats started disappearing. We realized that we not only had a problem with rodents,…

Best Of Compost Bins

Best Of Compost Bins

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As we prepare for the next planning season, let’s continue our discussion on compost. There are two main different kinds of compost bins: the tumbling bin and something called the three bin system. At Grace Heritage Ranch we use the three bin method; this consists of three separate compost bins.…

Compost for Your Garden

Compost for Your Garden

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In our last article we talked about the importance of adding compost to the soil in your garden. Now we’ll discuss what is needed to make compost. There are four ingredients: water, air, and two different kinds of compostable materials called greens and browns. Let’s look at each one of…

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