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A Few Cold Weather Chicken Tips!

Caring for pet chickens is pretty easy! They have the same needs as most any other animal. Here are a few tips for everyday upkeep, as well as advise on winter care.

Get Started and Have No Expectations!

We sure had a tremendous amount of success from our backyard farm, but we sure did have a lot of fails too! All of those failures have brought knowledge and a plan for how to fix it next year! I am so excited for next year!!

Goat Breeds – Which One Do I Choose?

I am going to be getting goats this summer, and trying to decide which breed is best for me. So I have been doing a bit of research, and thought this might be informative to others that are considering getting goats as well.

Farm Innovators – All Season 3 Gallon – Plastic Poultry Fountain

I was unsure about buying a product like this, electricity, straw, and water as a combination just don't seem to me as a good mix.

A Few Little Known Chicken Facts

A few little known chicken facts.

President Signs Food Safety Bill

Just in case anyone is CURIOUS here is the food safety bill in a nutshell

Chicken: The Hidden Truth

Saving Animals Canada has just released a new video entitled Chicken: The Hidden Truth. The short video, which runs just under 10 minutes long, includes...

Colony Collapse Disorder – Finally Solved?

According to the New York Times, an unique partnership — of military scientists and entomologists — appears to have achieved a major breakthrough in...

Vertical Gardening Idea

As I sip my Chai tea, and gaze out the window at the snow covered ground, I am mulling ideas over in my brain for gardening ideas for next season that will be simple, or be easier on my ever aging body.

Hung Out To Dry

Out the door she went and began hanging the freshly washed white cotton sheets on the line. They began to billow in the breeze like sails on a big sail boat.

Cindy Lou

          I learned about herbalist Juliette de Bairacli Levy in the summer of 2007 while taking Apollo Herbs’ Herbal Apprentice course in Lincoln, Rhode...

Pass It On

Happy 2011 everyone! As we begin a new year. let's not forget that we need to make sure our wonderful way of life is passed on to the next generation.

A Day That Will Live In Infamy!

   On December 7, 1941, the Japanese Empire launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor killing over 2,000 service members. The attack would bring...

What’s In A Word?

Rancher,farmer, homesteader, urban homesteader, backyard chicken enthusiast, gardner,agriculturalist, agronomist, breeder, clodhopper, cob, country person, cropper, cultivator, feeder, gardener, gleaner, grazer, grower, harvester, hired hand,horticulturist, laborer, peasant, planter, plower, producer,reaper, sharecropper, sower, tender, tiller.

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2010 In Review

2010 was a long year, 365 days to be exact! Although it seemed much, much longer to me. The beginning of the year, I did some planning, and made a lot of decisions.

Bee Die-Off Case Not Closed

Well, well, well. A follow up to the New York Times much emailed announcement that the bee die-off attributed to CCD has...

The Thanksgiving Dinner Is In The Bag!

Each year about this time, my mind drifts back to Thanksgiving dinners of the past. Stupendous ,joyful days filled with family, friends, and turkey!

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Save time and money with no costly electrical or fuel bills with this freeze-free water trough that is powered by the sun. ...

Christmas On The Farm

Grandpa always wore faded old blue jeans, a long sleeved shirt, and a straw hat, but this icy, cold December day he added a big heavy coat, and gloves. "We're going to cut down a Christmas tree, get bundled up!" he said, as he went out the door, and a gush of frigid Southern Indiana air filled grandma's kitchen.

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