Countryside March/April 2020

Countryside March/April 2020
Countryside & Small Stock Journal March/April 2020  • 104/2 TABLE OF CONTENTS HOMESTEADING • Turning Fat Into Lard • ‘Accidental’ Nature Reserve • Biodiesel, A Lengthy Process BEEKEEPING • 5 Bee Races to Consider (Pros and Cons) • Ask the Expert: What’s Wrong with My Homemade Fondant? GROWING • Caring for Evergreens • Growing and Using Horseradish POULTRY • Why Hens Lay Weird Eggs • Which Brooder Heating Options are Best? • Flock Files: Egg Candling Chart ANIMALS & LIVESTOCK • Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em • A Guide to Goat Labor Signs • Goat Notes: Birthing Checklist • Dealing with Diphtheria in Calves • Weaning Pasture Piglets COUNTRY CRAFTS • Willow Baskets: An Ancient Art Still Used Today FARM TO FORK • Homemade Granola • Marinated Carrots HOMESTEAD HACKS • 8 Year-Round Hacks for Dry Skin • Lint: Don’t Throw It Away, Use It! IN EVERY ISSUE • I Am Countryside