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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.

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...

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.

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.

Bonding with Quackers…

     You would think that living in New England, the onset of winter would put a great halt on most homesteading endeavors.  This is...

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.

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!!

Chicken Love

     ...Or perhaps I should title that "Chicken Obsession" as my love for chickens now tends to border on obsession.        Last year I purchased...

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...

Deciphering the marketing labels on chicken meat

It seems like more and more labels are being used on food these days and are leaving consumers with only a vague sense of...

Chicken Sweaters

I actually found the picture with the chicken in the sweater online. After doing a little research, I found these patterns. Enjoy!

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!

President Signs Food Safety Bill

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

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...

A Few Little Known Chicken Facts

A few little known chicken facts.

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.

Win Solar Powered Watering Trough from Mother Earth News Sweepstakes

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

‘Net Forage

Here's some weekly animal related news foraged from around the 'net.  Some are  interesting, some cute, some happy, and some disturbing and sad but...

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.

Win a Chicken Coop from Mother Earth News Sweepstakes

All-in-One Coop and Run! Valued up to $2,195! * Houses up to 6 Chickens * 3 nest...

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