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Livestock Exchange

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Bees

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Jan 26, 2022

Bees

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Honey-Infused Beverage Recipes

As beekeepers and honey lovers, my family and I are always looking for ways to use honey in our kitchen. We bake with it, cook with it, and eat it by the spoonful. Lately, we’ve also discovered a whole menu of beverages that can be made with honey, and we’re loving the results. Using honey in homemade beverages allows you to satisfy your thirst for sweeter drinks while also ...

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Livestock

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Build a Better Herd

This article is also available in audio format.  Scroll down just a bit for the link and enjoy listening. On a mid-February afternoon — sunny and chilly, with a slight breeze rustling through the tall bluestem grass — Kansas rancher Kordell Krispense’s pasture has become a nursery to the many tiny black calves scattered across the land. He’d been there earlier ...

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Pets

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(Don’t) Bite Me

If you’re bitten by a tick, it isn’t just Lyme disease you need to worry about. There are other tick-borne infections you can get from a bite, so it’s important to ensure you minimize the risk of encounters with ticks and the possibility of a bite. Tick Checks Checking for ticks is one habit that I highly recommend everyone adopt, whether you live rurally or in the city. I ...

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Poultry

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Common Chicken Ailments

Caring for laying hens can be a challenge. The number of health problems that can befall your flock is mind-boggling, and a handful of particularly common issues can keep small-time poultry raisers up at night. Fortunately, the most common problems are also the most treatable — with the right knowledge and skills. From egg binding to crop impaction, these problems will ...

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Wildlife

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Living with Wildlife

If your lifestyle brings you close to the land, sooner or later, you’ll encounter wildlife. As humans continue to encroach on wild areas — altering the natural world as we do so — wildlife encounters are becoming more frequent. Gardeners, even in urban and suburban areas, have to fend off deer, rabbits, woodchucks, and a host of other creatures. Poultry owners ...

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