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Building Our Debt-Free Home

We had been married for six years when we became debt-free. Like many couples starting out we had a vehicle loan, a loan for our mobile home, and a few other debts. Read More

Is Your Livestock Barn at Risk for Fire?

No one wants to see their barn wrapped in flames. But that’s exactly what occurred at one of the oldest dairy farms in New York, when firefighters from 15 departments responded to the scene. Read More

Goat Journal July/August 2021
July 7, 2021 · · Magazine Previews

Goat Journal July/August 2021 is in homes June 17th, but digital and All-Access members can read it NOW! Subscribe to Goat Journal for great stories on how much space goats need and how to keep them cool in the heat, showing dairy goats, supplementing sulfur and copper, PLUS how transgenic goats save children. Read More

Goat Shelter Options for Your Herd
July 25, 2021 · · Feed & Housing

Add to Favorites Having a goat shelter ready before winter arrives is part of good herd management. If you are facing your first winter with goats, you may be asking … 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

Flock Days of Summer Giveaway
July 12, 2021 · · Giveaways

Win feed, treats, an automatic coop door opener, hatchery gift certificates, digestion aid, and more! Treat yourself and your flock. Read More

Backyard Poultry August/September 2021
July 6, 2021 · · Magazine Previews

Backyard Poultry August/September 2021 — 16/4 is in homes July 15th, but digital and All-Access subscribers can read it NOW! Subscribe to Backyard Poultry for great stories on our Coolest Coops contest, salpingitis, coop elements to keep your birds safe, the art of the feather, PLUS: Do Chickens Have Feelings? Read More

Homemade Products for Your Chicken Medicine Cabinet
July 27, 2021 · · Feed & Health

One thing most chicken keepers forget to have on hand is a chicken medicine kit! You don't have to run to the farm store for anything, really. You can make basic medicinal chicken products in your home. 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 Long Can I Keep a Caged Queen Bee Alive?
July 27, 2021 · · Ask The Expert

Caged queens can be kept a week to 10 days, and perhaps a day or two longer. But queens lose quality when they are kept from laying for long periods, and the quality of their pheromones decreases, so always keep the storage time as short as possible. Read More