Countryside March/April 2017

Countryside March/April 2017
Countryside & Small Stock Journal March/April 2017 • 101/2 TABLE OF CONTENTS FIELD & GARDEN • Don’t Wait on Winter Waning • Find a Sweet Spot for Growing Eggplants • pH: What’s the Big Deal? • Ticked Off IN THE KITCHEN • Countryside Cookbook 101/2 • A Guide to Using Steam Canners • Travel: Tunisia’s Paradise HOMESTEAD IMPROVEMENT • Building a Portable Chicken Coop • Adding a Metal Roof • Property Site Planning Around the Sun LOST SKILL • Homesteading Hack #4 • Basics of Photographing Your Homestead • Surviving Spring Power Outages ANIMALS & LIVESTOCK • How to Keep Your Hens Happy • Starting Off Right With Chickens • Tips For Buying a Dairy Goat • My Heiland Coos • Let’s Talk About Losing Bees • A Goat Birthing Kit For Your Homestead COUNTRY LIFE • Key Words in the Country • We Prepare, But We Are Not Preppers • Book Review: