Animals
Livestock and wildlife from rural America

Rabies Prevention, Symptoms, and Treatments in Humans and Farm Animals

Although rare, make sure your animals’ rabies vaccinations are up-to-date to ensure rabies prevention in both human and animal.

Exploring Backyard Chicken Behavior

The pecking order is a natural and healthy form of communication which helps chickens establish and maintain dominance.

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Stave off Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes can ruin a pleasant summer evening.

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Your Flock's Teenage Years

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Mary MurrayWindy Meadows Farm

Mary is a Midwest farmgirl. She headed west to the Rocky Mountains for college, then following graduation, returned home and married her sweetheart. They settled down in a busy suburb; however they were soon convinced that it was time for a slower-paced life.

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NATURE WARS

For 400 years, explorers, traders, and settlers plundered North American wildlife in an escalating rampage, but in the 20th century an incredible turnaround took place. Conservationists created wildlife sanctuaries, restored habitats, and imposed regulations on hunters and trappers. Over decades, they nursed many wild populations back to health.

Then, after World War II, something happened that conservationists hadn’t foreseen: sprawl. People moved into suburbs, and then kept moving outward. All the while, well-meaning efforts to protect animals allowed wild populations to burgeon out of control, causing damage costing billions, degrading ecosystems, and touching off disputes that polarized communities. The result is a mix of people and wildlife that should be an animal-lover’s dream, but often turns into a sprawl-dweller’s nightmare.

Deeply researched, eloquently written, and perceptively humorous, Nature Wars expresses the need for organic reconnection with our natural ecosystem by offering a provocative look at how Americans created an inadvertent mess.

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WOODWORKING FAQ

Do you have questions about woodworking? Spike Carlsen has the answers! Woodworking FAQ has everything you want to know, whether you're a beginner planning your first project or an experienced crafter putting in cabinets or making furniture. This book is like a master carpenter standing at your elbow to answer questions as they arise, including: How do I make base molding fit tightly on the inside corners? How do I prevent splintering on the end of a board when I rout it? How do I taper cut a table leg? Is there any way to take the wobble out of a chair without taking the whole thing apart? With its comprehensive information, friendly question-and-answer format, and convenient lay-flat binding, Woodworking FAQ will be the most important tool in your workshop.

$16.95