Deborah Niemann

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Deborah Niemann is a homesteader, writer, and self-sufficiency expert. In 2002, she relocated her family from the suburbs of Chicago to a 32 acre parcel on a creek "in the middle of nowhere". Together, they built their own home and began growing the majority of their own food. Sheep, pigs, cattle, goats, chickens, and turkeys supply meat, eggs and dairy products, while an organic garden and orchard provides fruit and vegetables. A highly sought-after speaker and workshop leader, Deborah presents extensively on topics including soapmaking, cheesemaking, composting and raising goats and other livestock.

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What Nobody Tells You About Raising Ducks

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If you’ve ever thought about raising ducks, this guest post by Rebekah Pierce of J&R Pierce Family Farm will help you get started successfully and if you already raise ducks, please share your tips in the comment section!


 


Here’s how our decision to start raising ducks happened.


I was waitressing at the time, and my now-husband (then my fiance) sent me a text about half an hour before my s...

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“You will make mistakes. I promise. Get used to that idea. Don't think of them as mistakes. Just file them away as methods that didn't work. Learn your lesson and move on. -- from Homegrown and Handmade”
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Sharon Hi there! Not reading much right now, but come winter...oh boy!


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