Livestock and wildlife from rural America
Discover the basics of the honeybee, propolis, royal jelly benefits and more information on beekeeping for beginners.

All About the Great Blue Heron
Meet North America's master angler, the Great Blue Heron.
A goat grazing Raising Goats for Land Clearing
One benefit of raising goats is the ease with which they naturally and efficiently clear land.
Migratory Birds Seek Safety
Purdue University study finds birds will stop just about anywhere that’s protected.

Browse more great rural know-how in the GRIT archives: Animals

Fox in bush in winter

In the Wild With Red Foxes

Find out some interesting facts about red foxes that you may not have known.


Protecting Chickens From Predators


Nancy AddieThe animals in Nancy's life bring plenty of character to Addie Acres.

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