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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.

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...

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.

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.

Greetings Friends!

I was very excited to get a delightful confirmation message this week. There was something that "clicked" inside when I read the invitation to...

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. ...

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...

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.

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!!

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.

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...

‘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...

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...

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...

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!

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.

Chicken Sweaters

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

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