A place where Vermont homesteaders can get together to exchange information. Topics might include homestead design, animals, gardening, organic farming, composting toilets, alternative building, self reliance, survival skills, wild foraging, developing a water system, finding a spring, preserving food, homeschool, permaculture, homestead businesses, alternative power generation, composting, seed saving, country lore, sewing, quilting, maple sugaring, fishing, hunting, photography, outdoor living.
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No tail biting, no ear pulling, no nipping, no flaming, no nastiness. There is enough good grazing for everyone to have full bellies. Enjoy the pasture, savor the flavor of grasses, clover and apples....
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