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Meet the Meishan Pig

By Jeannette Beranger

Learn more about this heritage breed and decide if the petite pig is ideal for your farm

A DIY Alternative Rabbit Tractor

By Ashirah Knapp

Give your pastured rabbits room to roam with this innovative pasture pen setup, a clever DIY alternative to standard rabbit tractors.

The First Hunt and the Last

By Heid E. Erdrich

Join one family as they recount a son’s first deer hunt in the Sand Hills and a father’s last one near the Wild Rice River.

Save the Bees

By Mary Lewis

Pollinators are in big trouble. How my perspective has changed, and what we can all do to support honeybees and bumblebees.



By Lois Hoffman

Deer, mice, moles, mosquitoes, ground there no end to the critters who seek to invade us humans as the weather turns warm?

Hatch Eggs With a Broody Hen

By Kristina Seleshanko

From proper preparation to caring for a sitting hen, here’s the egg-xact information you need to hatch chicks the traditional way.

Bats: The Unseen Ally

By Jo Ann Abell

Discover more about this garden champion, and learn how you can go to bat for them on your property.

Meet the Marsh Tacky Horse

Story and photos by Jeannette Beranger

Known for its big heart and can-do attitude, the critically endangered Marsh Tacky horse breed is hoofing its way to a comeback after near extinction.

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