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Using Natural Fertilizers on the Homestead
September 15, 2021 · · Growing

Gardens are hungry creatures, demanding endless applications of fertilizer to keep vegetables, fruits, and flowers growing throughout the season. Unfortunately, many find their plot’s needs increase each passing year despite frequent feedings. Read More

Growing and Marketing Bulb Plants
September 15, 2021 · · Growing

Experimenting with new ways to earn an income from our small farm, we recently discovered the possibilities of spring flower bulb plants. Read More

Goat Journal September/October 2021
July 29, 2021 · · Magazine Previews

Goat Journal September/October 2021 is in homes August 19th, but digital and All-Access members can read it NOW! Subscribe to Goat Journal for great stories on estrus synchronization for artificial insemination, what serology tests actually determine, a breed profile of the Girgentana goat, PLUS Can you house train a goat? Read More

Feeding Pine to Goats
September 16, 2021 · · Goat Notes

Reproduction and deworming effects of feeding pine to goats. Read More

Fall Poultry Giveaway – More Than $1,500 Worth of Prizes!
September 1, 2021 · · Giveaways

Treat your flock to something special while getting a little something for you, too. Enter weekly to win, and every week you enter, you will also get an extra entry toward the grand prize week! Read More

Backyard Poultry October / November 2021
August 27, 2021 · · Magazine Previews

Backyard Poultry October/November 2021 — 16/5 is in homes September 23rd, but digital and All-Access subscribers can read it NOW! Subscribe to Backyard Poultry for great stories on turkeys and geese, rodents that can be a problem for backyard chickens, and Squirt: the pigeon that hatched a chicken. Read More

Backyard Poultry Special Issue 2021
July 23, 2021 · · Magazine Previews

Backyard Poultry Special Issue 2021 is in homes August 12th, but digital and All-Access subscribers can read it NOW! Subscribe to Backyard Poultry for great stories on the most sustainable meat and egg breeds, growing fodder and mealworms, and preventing diseases and health problems. Read More

Poultry Feed For Molting Season
September 15, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites During the fall molting season, your chickens will begin to lose their feathers and grow in new ones in preparation for the upcoming cold weather. Old, broken … Read More

Backyard Beekeeping October/November 2021
August 26, 2021 · · Magazine Previews

The October/November 2021 issue of Backyard Beekeeping is here! Subscribe for stories including The Origin and History of Beekeeping, Wrapping Hives, Combing Through Your Combs, Winter Feeding, and Ask the Expert answers to reader questions! PLUS: Is honey really antimicrobial? Read More

You’re Invited to Become a Member of Backyard Beekeeping

We have some EXCITING news to share! There is something new in our community ... introducing the brand-new Backyard Beekeeping Membership and Magazine! Read More

How late in the year can I requeen?
September 17, 2021 · · Ask The Expert

You can requeen a colony at nearly any time of year. The queen will slow her laying sometime after the summer solstice and continue to decrease the rate of laying until perhaps October or November. Most queens begin increasing the rate of lay soon after the winter solstice. Read More