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Ask Our Expert Soapmakers
September 16, 2019 · · Soapmaking Ask the Expert

Do you have a soapmaking question? You're not alone! Check here to see if your question has already been answered. Read More

The 6 Best Houseplants for Clean Air Indoors
December 12, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites We’re all aware of the rising health risks from indoor air pollution. It can be frightening and we may feel helpless to protect ourselves. I have great … Read More

Sea Buckthorn: It Started With a Prayer
December 12, 2019 · · Growing

Studies have shown sea buckthorn is able to actually remove cholesterol from arteries. The seed and berry oil are used topically after radiation exposure due to medical treatments, accidental exposure or severe frostbite/sunburn. Read More

Goat Journal January/February 2020
December 10, 2019 · · Magazine Previews

The January/February issue of Goat Journal arrives in-home on December 26th, but Backyard Goats Members can read it now! Read More

Signs of Goat Heat
October 1, 2019 · · Goat Notes

Breeds that cycle year around include fainting goats, Kinder, Boer, Kiko, Nigerian Dwarf, Spanish, Pygmy, and sometimes Nubian goats. Alpine breeds experience heat cycles about mid-summer until the end of the year. Seasonal breeders include Alpine, LaMancha, Oberhasli, Saanen, and Toggenburg goats. Angoras are also seasonal. Read More

A Quick Guide to Goat Minerals
September 28, 2019 · · Goat Notes

When selecting a mineral supplement for your herd, choose one made specifically for goats. Supplements made for other species will not provide optimum levels and may even be harmful. Read More

13 Goat Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Before calling your veterinarian, take note of all goat symptoms and get a temperature reading using a rectal digital thermometer. Read More

Top 9 Goat Predators
August 19, 2019 · · Goat Notes

Whether you are planning to build a herd or building a goat shelter, what goat predators do you need to think about? Here are the nine most serious goat predators from the least number of kills to the most with details on how to determine what predator you may be dealing with. Read More

Raising Turkeys with Chickens – Is it a Good Idea?
December 12, 2019 · · Kids' Corner,Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Raising turkeys with chickens has been discouraged for years, but despite that, many homesteaders are going back to a mixed flock approach. There are some excellent benefits … Read More

DIY Hive Top Feeder Plan
December 10, 2019 · · Hives & Equipment

Bees are hungry little creatures that occasionally require supplemental feeding. Fortunately, feeding honey bees during the warmer months requires little more than selecting a feeder and filling it with syrup. Read More