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Making Herb Salts and Garlic Oil: Recipes for Imperfect Harvests
December 2, 2021 · · Growing,Recipes

When insects attack your growing basil or your garlic doesn’t grow to a desired size, don’t worry, you can still make delicious infused garlic oil recipes and salts with your imperfect herbs. Read More

The Versatile Mint: Peppermint Plant Uses

Peppermint plant uses are endless; this versatile mint does a lot more than make a refreshing drink. Peppermint is indispensable in my herb garden and so vigorous I can pull handfuls up by the roots and it always comes back, as fresh as ever. Read More

Goat Journal January/February 2022
November 24, 2021 · · Magazine Previews

Goat Journal January/February 2022 is in homes December 16th, but digital and All-Access members can read it NOW! Subscribe to Goat Journal for great stories on the importance of exercise for pregnant does, socializing dam-raised kids, gastrointestinal blockage, entropion, and chlamydiosis. PLUS: Judas Goats: Traitors in the Herd. Read More

Spring Rose the Geep: a Goat-Sheep Hybrid
October 6, 2021 · · Goat Breeds

Sheep have 54 chromosomes while goats have 60. Because of this difference in the number of chromosomes, their offspring rarely survive to birth and are usually aborted. Read More

Yogurt: Medicinal Food on the Homestead
November 29, 2021 · · Home Dairy

Early in life, I had become familiar with yogurt dishes on our homestead on the western prairies of Canada. However, during that era of my life it was not my favorite food. That was to come later, when I gained wisdom. Read More

Backyard Poultry December 2021/January 2022
November 9, 2021 · · Magazine Previews

Backyard Poultry December 2021/January 2022 — 16/6 is in homes on November 10th but digital and All-Access members can read it NOW! Subscribe to Backyard Poultry for great stories on The 12 Days of Christmas, the right light for laying hens, new breeds offered at hatcheries, and planning new flocks. PLUS: how to make marshmallows, meringues, and divinity! Read More

Chicken Pecking Order — Stressful Times In The Coop
October 25, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites If you added new chicks to your flock this year, you are probably going through the steps to safely integrate them into the flock. The chicken pecking … Read More

Winter Feed Supplements
December 2, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Just as in human diets, excess fat in your chickens’ diet should be limited to prevent unhealthy weight gain and health issues, but when it comes to providing an energy source for your flock through the winter, you just can’t beat it. Read More

Backyard Beekeeping December 2021/January 2022
November 9, 2021 · · Magazine Previews

Backyard Beekeeping December 2021/January 2022 — 1/3 is available now! Subscribe to Backyard Beekeeping for great stories on cleansing flights, buying bees, planning out your pollinator gardens, and making mead. PLUS how to make fondant for bees! 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

The Ins and Outs of Buying Bees
December 2, 2021 · · Beekeeping 101

Every spring potential beekeepers begin to get excited about starting to keep bees. They read beekeeping books and articles, and talk to experienced beekeepers about everything from setting up their apiary to buying bees. Read More