Livestock and wildlife from rural America

The Healthy Pig

By Linda McDonald-Brown

Follow these tips to keep your pigs in good health.

Plants That Are Toxic to Your Pigs

By Linda McDonald-Brown

Watch out for these poisonous plants that can be extremely harmful to your pigs.

Natural Remedies for Your Pigs

By Linda McDonald-Brown

Learn about two natural and effective remedies that can help treat skin diseases and wounds for your pigs.

Health Problems for Pigs

By Linda McDonald-Brown

Learn to recognize common health problems in pigs and how to prevent them from becoming serious.


A Different Kind of Dairy

By Lois Hoffman

When folks think of dairy, they usually think of cows. But just outside of Milford, Indiana, there is a dairy that is a bit unusual. This camel dairy offers up soaps and lotions that are unlike any you have ever tried.

Lessons Learned from a Dairy Cow

By Cory Carmen

Learn about the unexpected lessons a rancher learned while caring for a dairy cow.

Homestead Conversations

By Carol Tornetta

You have some odd conversations when you're living life on a homestead.

The Futility of Floor Washing in Winter

By Carmen Horton

Save your strength folks; it doesn't pay to wash floors in winter!