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Amazing Mangalitsa! Pigs for Sustainable Farming
December 6, 2021 · · Pigs

Mangalitsa pigs are hardy, disease resistant, and adaptable. They thrive in free-range systems, being excellent foragers and skillful mothers. They make the perfect workers on homesteads and sustainable farms. Read More

How to Raise a Barn Cat Right
December 6, 2021 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites It’s a tale as old as time. Cats go with barns. Our hard working barn cats are essential as a natural way to get rid of mice. Not … 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

Small Goat Breeds
December 6, 2021 · · Goat Breeds

Whether you want a backyard pet, a manageable 4-H project for a child, or smaller livestock for a homestead or hobby farm, consider these small goat breeds. 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 Windowsill Herbs for Chickens

Add to Favorites By Mel Dickinson — Growing herbs inside is a great way to beat the winter blues. Right now, most of us are bundling up, hunkering down with … 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