About the Author

Jd Belanger

In addition to writing books, Jerome (Jd, Jerry) Belanger founded Countryside and Small Stock Journal (1969), sheep! magazine, the original (1979) Backyard Poultry, as well as Dairy Goat Guide and Rabbit World. He was an organic farmer for several years, and a homesteader for most of his life. Today his twin passions are gardening and cooking. Now retired in northern Wisconsin, he is known locally for his 30,000 spring bulbs and extensive collection of rare and unusual conifers.
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Articles by Jd Belanger

DIY Fence Installation: Make Your Fence Hog-Tight
April 19, 2020 · · Fences, Sheds & Barns

When planning your DIY fence installation always remember: A good fence should be horse high, bull strong and hog tight—and for goats, water tight as well, some might say. But describing a good fence and building one are two different things!

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The History of Countryside and Small Stock Journal
March 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Editor’s Note: This is a piece from Jd Belanger, who created the modern version of Countryside and Small Stock Journal in 1973. Specifically, this is from his column, …

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Recycling Water at Home: Grey Water for the Garden
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Using pure fresh water in the garden — while sending only “slightly used” grey water into the septic or sewer system  — is considered wasteful in some …

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