About the Author

Pam Freeman

I’ve had a flock of backyard chickens for over a decade. They bring such joy to my backyard, not to mention some yummy eggs to my fridge. I am the author of Backyard Chickens: Beyond the Basics. My backyard is over 12 acres in the country so I enjoy all the nature that surrounds me. In fact I’ve always got binoculars and field guides handy. I also love to garden, especially growing herbs, with nature in mind. And I’m pretty handy when it comes to crafting. So grab a chair and a cup of coffee and enjoy!
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Articles by Pam Freeman

A Field Guide to Common Owl Species
March 14, 2019 . · Homesteading

Many of us have resident owls on our farm and wonder what kind of owl species we are hosting. This field guide shows identifying features and behaviors so we know …

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How to Get Rid of Bagworms
March 14, 2019 . · Homesteading

You may be wondering how to get rid of bagworms that you’re finding on trees in your yard. The first step is to make sure what you’re seeing is actually …

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How to Care for a Shamrock Plant
February 25, 2019 . · Growing

Shamrock plants are in abundance in stores every March for St. Patrick’s Day. Have you ever wondered how the humble shamrock plant became associated with St. Patrick? For that matter, …

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Winter Bird Feeding Tips
February 25, 2019 . · Homesteading

Winter bird feeding is a fun activity for the whole family to enjoy at a time of year when outdoor chores are at a minimum. It’s a great way to …

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5 Tips for Successfully Planting Herbs in Pots
February 13, 2019 . · Growing

Growing herbs in pots is perfect for anyone with a little available outdoor space and a desire for useful plants. Personally, I love herbs precisely because they are useful. Don’t …

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Exploring the Rosemary Plant
February 13, 2019 . · Growing

In the language of herbs, the rosemary plant is known for remembrance. And if you’ve ever smelled the fresh piney scent of a rosemary plant, it’s not likely something you’ll …

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