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Jewelweed Soap: An Effective Poison Ivy Remedy
Jewelweed Soap: An Effective Poison Ivy Remedy
June 19, 2019 . · Soapmaking

Jewelweed soap is fun to make this time of year, when the plant is just starting to send up tender, young shoots full of soothing juice. Jewelweed uses lots of … Read More

An Easy Lotion Bar Recipe
An Easy Lotion Bar Recipe
June 18, 2019 . · Soapmaking

A luxurious solid lotion bar recipe, chock full of luxury butters and skin-loving beeswax — that is the objective. A DIY lotion bar may seem surprising, but there is nothing better to keep inside of your knitting bag for small finger snags and scratchy places. Read More

Goat Journal May/June 2019
Goat Journal May/June 2019
April 24, 2019 . · Magazine Previews

The May/June 2019 issue of Goat Journal is now available! Subscribe for valuable stories on banding goats, rotational grazing, weaning goats, and more! Read More

Boy Bands are Back! Banding Goats 101
Boy Bands are Back! Banding Goats 101
June 19, 2019 . · Health

Banding goats … it is how we castrate males that will not be used as bucks. Using a tool called an elastrator, a thick rubber band (green Cheerio) is placed on the scrotum above the testes, eliminating blood flow, so that the testicles stop developing, shrivel, and fall off. Read More

Backyard Poultry June/July 2019
Backyard Poultry June/July 2019

Check out our June/July 2019 issue of Backyard Poultry for stories on Virulent Newcastle Disease, the science of poultry skin color, balancing your chicken's diet, and more! Read More

How to Make a Dust Bath For Chickens
How to Make a Dust Bath For Chickens
June 19, 2019 . · Coops

A healthy and good smelling chicken NEEDS to take a dust bath on a regular basis. Chances are if your chicken is “not too fresh,” then they do not have access to a dust bath. … Read More

Exploring the Mason Bee Life Cycle
Exploring the Mason Bee Life Cycle

Often mistaken for flies, mason bees are some of the earliest spring fliers. But the timing of the mason bee life cycle varies with each individual species — and we in North America have an enormous variety. Read More