Jennifer Hojnacki

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The Lowdown on Layers: Top 5 Laying Chicken Breeds and 12 Tips

Whether you're just getting started or have been raising chickens for awhile, chances are you spend a fair amount of time thinking about the end product...those delicious and nutritious eggs!

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Our 6 Favorite Backyard Homesteading Books

Do you have a bookshelf dedicated to books about growing your own food and living a more sustainable life? If you do, we'd love to hear what's on it. We're compiling a complete list of the best, most used books on backyard homesteading, and we want to make sure we've got them all. Tell us your favorites and we'll take the books with the most submissions and create a master list to share with everyone. 

 

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Biodynamic Farming...Or "Learning Something New in Wine Country"

I had the good fortune to spend a long weekend in Sonoma, CA recently.  In addition to the beauty of the place, the wonderful-ness of the wine, and the yummy-ness of the food, I actually learned about something completely new while there...The Biodynamic(R) Farm. 

At first I thought it was just another word for organic, or sustainable, or natural, but there is actually a completely different definition for Biodynamics.  According to the Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association, Biodynamics is:

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Baby Your Babies...With Colostrum

Baby animals are adorable in every way, and the highlight of this time of year in the barn. But they are also very fragile, especially during those all-too-important first hours of life. We all want to give our babies the best chance to grow into healthy adult animals, and a key first step toward that goal is making sure they receive high-quality colostrum immediately after birth.

Why is Colostrum So Important?

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Manna Planet: Sustainability and Technology

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Manna Planet: How to Recycle Your Animal Feed Packaging

Thanks to everyone who entered our contest to find the Top 10 Recycling and Upcycling Ideas for Feed Packaging.  We received LOTS of great entries, making it very difficult to choose the top 10.  But choose we did, and we're thrilled to share the best of the best with you.

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Manna Planet: Our Journey Toward a Sustainable Office

As we mentioned in a previous post on this blog, in November Manna Pro is focusing just a bit more effort than we normally do on recycling. 

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Manna Planet Packaging Recycling CONTEST!

How often do you get the chance to help the planet AND win fabulous sustainable prizes?  Well, with Manna Pro, the answer to that question is "not very often, but today's your lucky day." 

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Welcome to Manna Planet!

Every so often, just because, we here at Manna Pro like to create new challenges for ourselves.  One of the things that has been on all of our minds a lot lately is the environment.  The planet.  The earth.  And what we've been doing for it (or against it).  It's a big question, and we've decided to challenge our company to take it on, by addressing one issue associated with the environment every month.

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9 New Ways to Use Your Backyard Chicken Eggs

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