Countryside May/June 2014

Countryside May/June 2014
Countryside & Small Stock Journal May/June 2014 • 98/3 TABLE OF CONTENTS HOMESTEAD HEALTH • Stretching for Health on the Homestead ALTERNATIVE ENERGY • Sizing Your Battery Bank AROUND THE HOMESTEAD • Protecting Your Homestead Innovations • Stack Firewood to Dry Quickly • When in Rome: Don’t Repeat Mistakes • Animal Agriculture & Water Conservation THE GOAT BARN • When Three is Not a Crowd THE COW BARN • Akaushi Cattle, Healthful Meat THE HORSE BARN • Why We’re Called “Farriers” • Equine Infectious Anemia Test • Horses Don’t Share THE HEN HOUSE • Vaccines Chicks Can Gobble Up THE RABBITRY • Looking For a Low Maintenance Pt? Try Angoras SOIL HEALTH • Integrated Pest Management • The Dirt on Beneficial Microorganisms THE GARDEN • Elevated Beds Are Great For Gardeners • Top 10 Tips For Thriving Outdoor Containers • I Grow An Oddball: Kohlrabi • Grow the Alpha Superfood: Goji