Every year I go through playing goat wet nurse because I seem to have one or two goats who have difficulties.
Ilene White Freedman contemplates sharing goat milk with the nursing kid.
The arrival of our first chickens and pigs to the farm, and prepping to head off to my summer internship at Polyface Farm
Reading label ingredients is a must for your baby's health.
Hints for kidding in the very cold weather.
Check out this cute video featuring dancing ostrich chicks.
Find out how to feed rabbit babies using a goat's milk-based formula.
Walkable neighborhoods will help keep baby boomers active and healthy after retirement.
One of our "14 Sustainable Food Companies You Can Trust," Plum Organics is good for your baby's health and the health of the planet.
This story recounts one father's hard work to help his family survive by raising chickens and farming during the Great Depression. The author also describes his family-owned homemade brooder house, which helped shelter the chickens that provided meat and eggs during hard times.
Learn details regarding winter chicken care including ventilation for a cozy chicken house, heat for baby and grown chicks, and recommended poultry books.
As a nursery renovation begins, Jessica, editor of Natural Home and Garden, is just beginning an investigation into remodeling options for an eco-friendly nursery.
There's honey in the hive, peaches on the trees, and food on the table, but it's still a long way from self-sufficiency.
Trace amounts of chemicals are particularly harmful to developing babies, which means expectant mothers should be careful. In the first post of a series, Jessica Kellner writes about the dangers of BPA and how to avoid the chemical.
Healthy baby shopping begins with an investigation into nontoxic cribs. Check out these three solid wood options.
An introduction to choosing a midwife and making your home birth as safe as possible.
Taking back birth as a family, usually though home birth, and becoming stronger as a result.
The discussion of home birth often revolves around the mother and the newborn baby. This blog post describes the experience through the eyes of the father, and the amazing respect for the family's midwife that came from the day of his son’s birth.
Cam babysits a baby goat for the weekend.
I envision this chandelier—made entirely of items recovered from the recycling bin—hanging over a dining table on the patio. Making it is a pretty big project, though, and I would have to call in a friend with a jigsaw to help. (I don’t have the tools—or skills—that former Natural Home & Garden art director Susan Wasinger, who dreamed up this project, does.) Aside from the saw, the materials for this one are simple: used baby-food jars, a few yards of twisted wire, a couple repurposed barrel hoops and a length of rusty chain. And happily, I can make the “lite” version–pretty votive holders—which lets me stop before power tools are needed.
When our chicks arrived, we had no idea how much we had to learn about how to raise baby chicks. Nor did we know how much the books couldn't tell us.
A story about a baby calf born in the middle of a snow storm.
Unlike most poultry and chicken electrolyte products on the market today that treat hundreds of birds, Sav-A-Chick™ is ideal for casual poultry raisers with 1 – 10 birds.
These cheap and easy homemade baby wipes will make your baby’s bottom and your pocketbook healthy and happy.
Aggressive roosters are a nuisance and can be dangerous if they attack small children. Three simple methods can stop most aggressive behavior so that you can enjoy your entire flock of chickens, even the roosters.
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence gives easy green nursery tips.
Build this unique, natural-looking cradle of oak.
Many new parents are choosing old-fashioned glass baby bottles and cloth diapers. Here's where you can find those products.
An established chicken keeper explains how easy it is to purchase baby chickens from poultry hatcheries.