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  1. Shutting off well water to winterize outdoor faucets

    Homesteading Questions
    I’m a new owner to a home that has well water (first time for me) and I want to winterize my hose line. How can I shut off the water to bleed the water out of the line without burning out my pump or getting air in the line? I have a shut off valve that looks to be after the pump. Can I simply...
  2. What if I only want to keep 2-3 cows? Is that dumb?

    Hello again! We made our big move and now reside in Western South Dakota instead of smelly city we were living in on the east coast, yay! We're in planning mode for converting our home to a homestead and while cows are definitely a good 18 months away for us, we're working on research now...