Animals

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

Halloween Bones

By Minnie Hatz

Animal bones can offer clues to the species living in an area. Sometimes the bones can also tell us how the animal likely died. Look at bones as a mystery that you can solve. Originally published in October of 2012


Quick and Easy Fall Chicken Recipes

Courtesy National Chicken Council

These fall chicken recipes are perfect for busy fall weeknights.


The Making of an Honest Sled Dog

By Sherry and Russ Sutherby

The Russ-Stick Acres dog team goes on a winter sled ride. Originally published in February 2010


Splitting Wood by Hand

By C. Dayton

Splitting firewood with hand tools is a skill every homesteader should have. Even if you own a mechanical wood splitter, knowing how to use a splitting maul and wedges comes in handy when the wood is too large or the log splitter can't be used. Originally Published in January 2013


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From Homeless to Homestead: Adopting a Farm Dog

By Andrew Weidman

Consider a trip to your local animal shelter or rescue organization next time you’re on the lookout for a new country canine.


How to Exercise Your Dog

By Hank Will, Editor-in-Chief

Learn how to exercise your dog and how exercise benefits his mental as well as physical health.


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.


Feeding Chickens the Easy Way

By Oscar H. Will III and Karen K. Will

Feeding chickens is easy when you let them peck around your pasture, garden and yard clippings while helping to build soil and keep pests at bay.



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