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Try Suffolk Sheep for Meat and Wool on the Farm
Try Suffolk Sheep for Meat and Wool on the Farm
June 20, 2019 . · Sheep

Suffolk sheep were first recognized in 1797 in sheep breed books. Since 1888, the Suffolk sheep have traveled to new continents and become a staple of American and Canadian sheep … Read More

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

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

Breed Profile: San Clemente Goats
Breed Profile: San Clemente Goats
June 20, 2019 . · Goat Breeds

Breed: San Clemente goats or San Clemente Island (SCI) goats Origin: Introduced in 1875 to San Clemente Island (57 square miles) from Santa Catalina Island, both of which are Channel … 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

What do Mason Bees Pollinate?
What do Mason Bees Pollinate?

Most Osmia mason bees are generalist pollinators, foraging on a wide variety of plants. As a rule of thumb, Osmia prefer tube-shaped blossoms or flowers with irregular shapes. Some of their favorites are various mints, penstemon, scorpionweed, and willows. They also like legume family plants such as indigo bush, clover, and vetch along with composites such as thistles. Read More