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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

Sprouting Seeds at Home for Winter Nutrition
November 17, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Sprouting seeds at home has long been an easy and delicious way to gain nutrition when greens are scarce. You can do it for you or your … Read More

How to Stop Pipes from Freezing
November 16, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites You’ve acquired your dream homestead. But do you know how to stop pipes from freezing and keep your dream from becoming a winter nightmare? Freezing pipes are … Read More

Goat Journal November/December 2019
October 10, 2019 · · Magazine Previews

The November/December issue of Goat Journal arrives in-home on October 24th, 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

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

Do Female Goats Have Horns? Busting 7 Goat-Keeping Myths
November 17, 2019 · · Kids' Corner,Ownership

Do female goats have horns? And does all goat milk taste bad? The more educated people become about the myths and truths of goats, the more we can all love these animals and their antics. Read More

Backyard Poultry December 2019/January 2020
October 25, 2019 · · Magazine Previews

Backyard Poultry December 2019/January 2020 • 14/6 features stories on coccidiosis, selling eggs as a business, winter comfort food recipes made with eggs, PLUS a new fibromelanistic breed that may be available in 2020! Read More

Breed Profile: Golden Comet Chickens
November 17, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Golden Comet chickens are friendly, calm, and prolific layers, making excellent backyard birds, but life is often shortened by reproductive tract issues. Read More

What’s Wrong with my Homemade Fondant?
November 14, 2019 · · Ask The Expert

Beekeepers add vinegar to fondant recipes under the mistaken idea that you need to invert the sucrose for the bees. This is not true. Most nectar is mainly sucrose, but the instant the bees ingest it, their saliva breaks it down into glucose and fructose. Read More