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Beekeeping for Beginners: Honeybee Basics - Animals

The lure of honey seems to have always been a strong incentive to people of all backgrounds across many cultures. The ancient Egyptians, Greeks, …

Aquaponics: Good Grow Bed Media

Aquaponics Resource Guide

<b>Your Go-To Aquaponics Resource Guide</b><p>Buying building equipment for your greenhouse and aquaponics system can be overwhelming.<p>Over the years, we at …

DIY: Everything You Need to Know to Build a Simple Backyard Aquaponics System

Aquaponics = aquaculture (the raising of edible fish) + hydroponics (growing vegetables and herbs without soil). You may have seen examples of this …

Aquaponics

How Much to Plant Per Person in the Vegetable Garden

How much of each vegetable should you plant to feed a family of 4 for the growing season and beyond? The answer to that will depend on a number of …

Everything You Need to Know about Chicken Roosting Bars

One of the most common questions I get asked on my Facebook page (Fresh Eggs Daily) is how wide chicken roosting bars should be and how high off the …

Birds

Keeping a Rooster

A year ago I started my chicken venture. My Dear Husband, in all his doubting, was happy to finance my insanity. Me, armed with my Green Horn Book of …

Birds

An Introduction to Raising Turkeys on the Homestead

We love turkey. For sausage, for burger, for the drumsticks, at Thanksgiving. And, if you have chickens already, adding in a turkey or two on the …

Off-grid

Pimp My Coop: Cool Cribs For Backyard Chickens

You say you love your chickens, do ya? Well, the question is whether you love them as much as these owners, who have spared no expense and no amount …

All about Eggs

Eggs herbs<p>December 16, 2014<p>A blood spot on the yolk of an egg doesn't indicate fertility, chickens will still lay eggs with no rooster present and …

Top 10 Hottest Chicken Trends of Spring 2015

Are you a watcher of chicken trends? Okay, maybe not. There aren’t many people who do that… but I’m one of the few. (Sometimes it does feel as if I’m …

Why Should Eggs Be Stored Pointy End Down?

Eggs herbs<p>January 26, 2015<p>You've probably heard that eggs should be stored with the pointy end facing downwards, but often wondered why? Or maybe …

Duck Pond/Pool suggestions

becky3086 <i>Crested Crazy</i><p>Oct 14, 2008<p>I would like some suggestions on building a duck pond that would be easy to keep clean. I have a small container …

Country Living Readers' Adorable Chicken Coops

When we asked our readers to submit photos of their own chicken coops, we could have never imagined just how amazing they would be!<p>When we asked our …

Cute

8 Employee Favorite Chicken Breeds

As you probably know, what chicken breed works best for your family will depend on what you’re looking for, as well as where you’re located. For …

Employment

Five Ways to Encourage a Hen to go Broody

April 10, 2014<p>Letting a hen sit on a nest of eggs to hatch them is far easier than using an incubator. The broody hen IS the incubator, turning the …

Top 10 Chicken Breeds for Kids

These 10 chicken breeds are some of the friendliest birds around!<p>Melissa Caughey, author of the newly released <i>A Kid's Guide to Keeping Chickens</i>, …

Top 10

8 Best Chicken Breeds for Homestead

Chicken Treat Chart—the Best Treats for Backyard Chickens

<b>Treat</b><p><b>Type</b><p><b>General Opinions</b><p>Apples<p>Raw and applesauce<p>Apple seeds contain cyanide, but not in sufficient quantities to kill.<p>Asparagus<p>Raw or cooked<p>Okay to …

Healthy Eating

Applied Sciences - The Zoetrope

The Zoetrope<p>Status: Complete<p>Attachments: (To download, right-click the file and select "Save Link As")<p>Construction Guide (26.4MB), (Mirror), (Djvu), …

Composting 101

Compost is created in forests, fields, and plains around the world. It is the result of organic matter (plant parts and food scraps) decomposing with the aid of water, oxygen, invertebrate organisms (worms, slugs, sow bugs), and beneficial microorganisms (fungi and bacteria). Crumbly, dark brown …

World's Largest 'Vegetable Factory' Revolutionizes Indoor Farming

Indoor vertical farming is often derided as a pipe dream and completely infeasible on a commercial scale, but Shigeharu Shimamura's farm proves that …

Scientists produce TB-resistant cows

Scientists in China have produced a herd of genetically engineered cows that are better able to ward off bovine TB infection.<p>The long-term goal of the research is to avoid the need to cull livestock by breeding disease resistant cattle.<p>Bovine TB is a risk in many areas, including New Zealand, …

Flower-friendly farms 'boost bee populations'

<b>Planting farmland with strips of flowers can boost the number of wild bumblebees, a study has confirmed.</b><p>Not only does it attract foraging bees, but it also encourages nesting, say researchers at University of Sussex.<p>In past decades, many bumblebee species have declined, due to a number of factors, …

How much does it cost to run a small farm?

Oasis. Farm. Poop zone.<p>I don’t know if you can call our property a “farm.” We <i>do</i> have an acre of land in Arizona. We <i>do</i> provide a lot of our own food …

Indoor Farming: Future Takes Root In Abandoned Buildings, Warehouses, Empty Lots & High Rises

In a 90,000-square-foot warehouse not far from Chicago’s Midway Airport, the future of urban farming has taken root. Long shelves thick with fresh …

PNAT builds jellyfish barge for sustainable crop cultivation

<b>PNAT builds jellyfish barge for sustainable crop cultivation</b><br>photo by matteo de mayda<br>all images courtesy of PNAT<p><b>responding to predictions that the</b> …