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Self-Watering Planters: DIY Containers to Combat Drought
November 26, 2021 · · Growing

What holds five gallons of soil, uses 80% less water and costs less than a dollar? Self-watering planters! DIY instructions are simple and most materials can be recycled. Read More

Herbes de Provence Recipe — Bring South of France Home
November 26, 2021 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Expensive to buy and sometimes hard to find, you can make your own Herbes de Provence recipe blend. It’s basically a blend of dried herbs that thrive … 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

Mbuzi: Goats in Zambia
November 26, 2021 · · Ownership

Add to Favorites Goat Journal editor Marissa Ames and her husband visit Zambia annually, where they work with a nonprofit focusing on education and uplifting the community. The I Am Zambia academy teaches career skills to vulnerable young women. Marissa … 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

Four More Diseases That Specifically Threaten New Chicks

Chicks lack immunity to a wide array of viral, bacterial, fungal and protozoal diseases that may be found around the world and at all times. Strong biosecurity measures are particularly important when caring for newly hatched chicks. 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

Catch and Release Powdered Sugar Roll Varroa Mite Test
November 26, 2021 · · Health & Pests

Knowing what a hive’s mite load is can mean the difference between a hive surviving the winter in a healthy state ready to tackle the next honey season and an almost guaranteed untimely death from the viruses and diseases contributed to high varroa loads. Read More