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Exploring the Numerous Calendula Benefits
July 23, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

Calendula (Calendula Officinalis), or pot marigold as it’s sometimes called, is a multi-purpose edible and medicinal herb. The Shakers and early settlers knew the culinary value and superior healing qualities … Read More

Installing Fence Posts and Keeping Them Secure

Corner and Brace Assemblies Corner and brace assemblies are fundamental for installing fence posts and fencing that lasts. A sound fence starts with quality materials and careful attention to fencing installation … Read More

Goat Journal July/August 2019
June 28, 2019 . · Magazine Previews

The July/August 2019 issue of Goat Journal is now available! Subscribe for valuable stories on Johne’s disease, determining goat age, what to do with all those kids, and more! The … Read More

Goat Care During Fire Season
July 23, 2019 . · Health

When raising goats, prepare for many seasons: breeding season, kidding season, show season, winter — and for many in the western states, FIRE season. Read More

Backyard Poultry August/September 2019
July 10, 2019 . · Magazine Previews

Backyard Poultry August/September 2019 • 14/4 is NOW AVAILABLE! Subscribe for stories on Coolest Coops, making a chicken swing, using the deep litter method, and the APA flock inspection program. Read More

How to Build an Automatic Chicken Feeder
July 23, 2019 . · Feed & Health

I thought, “Why not have the animals together? The chickens could roam to their hearts content and even help keep the bugs away from the goats.” It was a good thought, at least until the next day when it was time to feed the chickens some grain. Read More

The Secret of Winter Bees vs Summer Bees
July 22, 2019 . · Beekeeping 101

We all know that female honey bees are divided into two castes: workers and queens. Although they both arise from normal fertilized eggs, the larvae that hatch from those eggs … Read More