A story about a baby calf born in the middle of a snow storm.
Cam babysits a baby goat for the weekend.
A short post about how we built and designed our new cow and calf barn for hot and cold weather.
Build this unique, natural-looking cradle of oak.
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence gives easy green nursery tips.
Enjoy this footage of an elk having an absolute blast splashing through a puddle.
the head doesn't always rule the heart, even during drought
Many new parents are choosing old-fashioned glass baby bottles and cloth diapers. Here's where you can find those products.
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.
Check out this cute video featuring dancing ostrich chicks.
Hints for kidding in the very cold weather.
These cheap and easy homemade baby wipes will make your baby’s bottom and your pocketbook healthy and happy.
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.
Ilene White Freedman contemplates sharing goat milk with the nursing kid.
Reading label ingredients is a must for your baby's health.
Taking back birth as a family, usually though home birth, and becoming stronger as a result.
An established chicken keeper explains how easy it is to purchase baby chickens from poultry hatcheries.
Walkable neighborhoods will help keep baby boomers active and healthy after retirement.
An introduction to choosing a midwife and making your home birth as safe as possible.
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.
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.
Healthy baby shopping begins with an investigation into nontoxic cribs. Check out these three solid wood options.
Find out how to feed rabbit babies using a goat's milk-based formula.
The arrival of our first chickens and pigs to the farm, and prepping to head off to my summer internship at Polyface Farm
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.