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Battery Maintenance Tips
September 20, 2021 · · Self-Reliance

In this article we discuss the common types of lead acid batteries you have around your farm or homestead, their uses, and battery maintenance tips for optimum life. Read More

Home Heating Options for the Homestead
September 20, 2021 · · Homesteading

With the weather cooling down, it is time to review our home heating options. You probably already have a heating system in place for your home, but is it actually heating your home to the extent that you need? 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

Icelandic Goat: Conservation Through Farming
September 18, 2021 · · Goat Breeds

Add to Favorites A passionate young woman and her family battle against cultural and legal obstacles to save a unique and endearing rare goat breed, the Icelandic goat. Her animals … 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

Just Ducky – The Sustainability of Muscovy Ducks
September 20, 2021 · · Poultry 101

Despite the prevalence of more modern, industrialized breeding methods, which have all but erased genetic diversity, some of the older breeds and species have adapted and still hang on. One of the more impressive examples of this is the Muscovy duck. 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

Who is the Queen Honey Bee and Who is in the Hive with Her?
September 18, 2021 · · Beekeeping 101

The honey bee hive is a busy place where every bee has a job. The hive consists of the queen honey bee, the drones, and the workers. Part of learning how to raise bees is learning what role every bee fills. Read More