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

Reasons for Missing Feathers on Backyard Chickens

By Melissa Caughey

Do you have any chickens in your flock with missing feathers? This post will help fellow chicken keepers get to the bottom of why their chickens are missing feathers. It offers possible causes and solutions. A must read for every chicken keeper.

Sampling Urban Wildlife

By Joan Pritchard

Although Americans are spending less time in the wild, nature and wildlife need not elude us. Abundant wildlife can be found in our own backyards.

Ending the year with joy

By Nebraska Dave

This post is about the best Christmas gift received this year, glass storge ideas for left over food, and building a wall for a food storage area.

A step back in time

By Sarah Schartz

An excerpt from Sarah's Great Grandmother's journal. Shows the food she canned in 1924 and 1925 for her family of four boys.


Musings on a Cold Winter's Day

By Heather Jackson

Cold day thoughts from the farm!

Reign Deer Games

By Diane Donovan

So you DON'T BELIEVE in Santa? You WILL believe in his reindeer, though...and they have plans far beyond the holidays!

Merry Christmas card for 2012

By Mary Carton

I present the hooligans 2012 Christmas card.

Preparing for the Yearly Pig Slaughter

By Texas Pioneer Woman

Providing my family with pork that we have raised ourselves is a wonderful farm skill. To help you in preparing for the slaughter and butcher of your own pig, I have provided a checklist of items to have on hand and a list of things to do.