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

Keeping Backyard Pigs

By Meg with Modern Roots

Forget the high price tags at grocery stores for pork. Raise your own healthy meat.

Making Goat Butter

By Jennifer Sartell

Learn how we make cream and butter from our dairy goats.

The Danger of Cinder Blocks in the Coop

By Wendy E. N. Thomas

We found out the hard way that cinder blocks can be dangerous in the coop.

A City Girl's Experience Raising Meat

By Sarah Cuthill

Sarah is a city girl who grew up on styrofoam packaged meat and now shares her views and experiences on raising animals for meat herself.


Coop to Kitchen - 5 Tips to Ensure Clean Eggs

By Lisa - Fresh Eggs Daily Farm Girl

These five simple tips will help ensure that the eggs you collect from your coop are clean and ready to display on your counter or put into the refrigerator - no washing needed.

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

By Hank Will, Editor-in-Chief

Learn about the different types of fences that keep animals in and out, and the benefits of good fences.

Egg Eating in Backyard Chickens

By Melissa Caughey

One of the worst habits that chickens can develop is eating their own eggs. This post helps the backyard chicken keeper to understand, prevent, and treat this disturbing problem in the flock.

Trout Species of North America

By James Prosek

Through watercolor paintings, Prosek has dedicated his unique talent to bringing life trout species of North America, several of which are becoming critically endangered fish.

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