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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

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.

Apple Treats For Your Chickens

By Lisa - Fresh Eggs Daily Farm Girl

Our chickens love apples, so we always share a few from our horses' stash. Here are some easy, fun ways to make apple treats for your flock to help keep them from getting bored.

The Holistic Trinity - Apple Cider Vinegar, Garlic and DE

By Lisa - Fresh Eggs Daily Farm Girl

It's a lot easier to keep your chickens healthy and their immune systems strong than to try and treat a sick chicken. The 'holistic trinity', apple cider vinegar, garlic and diatomaceous earth, will go a long way towards that goal.

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