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The Right Companion Animals to Raise with Sheep

Dan Livestock, Sheep-Goats, This Land of Ours

The right companion  to raise with your sheep. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. There are several good reasons to keep companion animals with sheep. For one, sheep are social animals. They should never be kept singly, which is why most people keep them in flocks. Sheep kept with other animals are more friendly, calmer, and easier to …

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Best Dual-Purpose Breeds to Considering if Raising Sheep

Dan Livestock, Sheep-Goats, This Land of Ours

One of the best dual-purpose breeds if you are considering raising sheep. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. When it comes to understanding which breed is best for raising sheep, some say the Merino breed is the ideal option for small farms, while others are adamant that nothing will do but the Icelandic. If you’re thinking of raising …

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Color Changing Flowers to Plant in the Garden for “Rainbow” Blooms

Dan Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

The color-changing flowers that is just what your garden needs. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. When it comes to roses, you can find varieties that bloom in just about every color of the rainbow. If you haven’t heard of the shrub rose variety Peach Lemonade, you’re in for a treat. At first, its flowers are a vibrant yellow, …

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Tree that Grows and Provides Healthy Nuts for a Lifetime

Dan Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours, Tree Nuts

The tree you can grow will provide healthy nuts for a lifetime. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Macadamias are an evergreen tree that has foliage that resembles holly leaves. They grow well in countries over the world and, in the U-S, do best in Florida and California. Macadamia nut trees are self-pollinating, though growing more than one …

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Supercharge Raised Gardening Beds with Keyhole Gardening

Dan Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

Supercharge your raised gardening beds with keyhole gardening. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Keyhole gardening combines the convenience of an elevated growing space and the nutrient boost of a built-in compost bin. While there are plenty of variations, most keyhole gardens are rounded raised beds with a notch cut into the middle (similar to a keyhole, hence the …

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Tips for Starting Vegetable and Flower Seeds Indoors

Dan Nursery Crops, Seeds, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

Some tips for starting seeds indoors.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. No matter where you live, there is one outdoor gardening task you can do any time this month: Starting seeds. Every seed will have different, individual germination requirements. If this is your first time starting seeds indoors, it will be helpful if you start with only …