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Lost Calf Follow Up - Best Friends

By Cheryl in Texas

Cisco saved this little calf's life by finding him when he was less than 24 hours old, separated from his mama and lost. Now they're best buddies!

How to Keep Farm Dogs Safe

By Hank Will, Editor-in-Chief

You want to keep your loveable pets or working companions around on the farm. Learn how to keep farm dogs safe with these tips.

How to Make a Fridge Smoker

By Meg with Modern Roots

We took an old metal 50's fridge and turned it into a large smoker. Now we can smoke our home grown meats for less!

How to Make Hay Into Winter Feed

By Hank Will, Editor-in-Chief

Learn how to make hay by hand and you can feed your animals throughout the winter.


The Not So Attractive Side of Having Chickens

By Wendy E. N. Thomas

The too often not discussed downside of having chickens. Sure, the rewards can be great, but chickens also take time and a real commitment from their owners.

Lost calf

By Cheryl in Texas

When our neighbors' brand new calf went missing, our dogs (past and present) came to the rescue.

GRIT blogs are really back

By Nebraska Dave

This post is about the return of GRIT blogs, Nebraska Weather, Terra Nova Gardens neighborhood characters, and Daffodils.

Spring Fever Vs. Spring Cleaning

By Mary Murray

To every thing there is a season...unfortunately, spring fever seems to be at odds with spring cleaning!