Animals

Advice and resources for beekeeping, livestock, pets, poultry, and wildlife.

Train Your Dog to Hunt for Antlers

By Jason Herbert

Throw your dogs a bone by teaching them to retrieve deer sheds in winter. Learn how they can hunt for antlers providing you with a nifty decoration.


All You Need to Know About Tea for Dogs

By John Green

Learn how giving your dog decaffeinated tea can be a safe and effective herbal medicine for treating conditions developed later in their life.


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.


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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.


CRITTER, CRITTER GO AWAY

By Lois Hoffman

Deer, mice, moles, mosquitoes, ground squirrels...is 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.



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