inhumane treatment of animals
Cole explains the term "dark cutter" as it applies to the effect of stress on meat animals, and eventually, its affect on consumers.
Sometimes what starts out as a cold or flu develops into a deep bronchial cough that just won’t go away. These natural treatments can help you heal your bronchitis without antibiotics.
Make your home more energy efficient with Indow Windows Shade Grade.
A 100 % non-toxic wood treatment/wood preservative.
If you’re considering taking measures to control wildlife in your area by relocating wild animals, you may want to think twice. Start by learning about what happens to wild animals after they’re trapped and released in a new location.
LiceGuard, the premiere name in non-toxic and chemical free lice treatments for over 10 years in over 34 countries, is proud to announce a new business affiliation with the American Camp Association
Beano, Rancho Cappuccino's resident guard donkey, appears to be experiencing maternal envy. Without a baby of her own, she's taken to borrowing (unasked, of course) the lambs and kids of the sheep and goats she protects.
Tell us what kind of barns and sheds you prefer for your poulty and farm animals.
Advice on good online plant and animal databases.
Teaching a farm dog — a livestock guard dog — which animals to protect and which animals not to isn't an easy task. Learn about the protector/protectee animal relationships at Rancho Cappuccino, and about how the Rancho guard animals are taught to protect their charges.
It's a challenge to describe the place where I take my livestock when it's time for them to cease being my companions, and to become my product instead. I call Steve's Meats in DeSoto, Kansas, the "packer." And, indeed, when I stopped off there this morning they had about 800 pounds of beef frozen and packed, ready for me to take home. It filled the freezer to the rim.
Looking for the perfect horse for on the farm and in the arena? Well, look no further. The Haflinger has it all — size, strength, gentleness and trainability.
This picture will bring a smile to your face and make you think of your own family pet.
Members of the Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association (AOBA) are inviting the public to visit their farms and ranches on National Alpaca Farm Days on September 24th and 25th, 2011.
The best low cost (semi-reliable) options for getting animals and plants onto your homestead!
Check out these photos of some of the animals that attended the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR.
Check out this cute video featuring dancing ostrich chicks.
Hints for kidding in the very cold weather.
Our experience in living with bears.
As antibiotic resistant infections become more prevalent due to antibiotic use in livestock, health advocates turn to the White House for action.
A new wastewater treatment plant in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, will use methane gas to produce energy.
One locavore takes responsibility for raising and slaughtering her own chickens.
Simran Sethi comes to terms with getting rid of the mouse in her home.
Simran Sethi balances her love of nature with her fear of mice in her home.
Bee stings are so painful you feel like a burning torch has touched your skin! To get fast relief, here are 8 natural bee sting treatment options you can use at home.
A beginning farmer loses a friend and finds that solitary farming isn't all it's cracked up to be.
What are you thankful for this season? Our editors know what they are thankful for, now let's hear from you.
Natural products research firm Compass Naturals predicts shoppers will get savvy; rebel against chemicals, over-packaging, GMOs and animal cruelty; and grow more of their own food.
That extra hour of sleep was great, but your animals may not think the same thing about that same hour.
Check out these photos of some of the animal attendees at the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR.
As fall wanes, HOMEGROWN Life contributor Dyan spends time observing and learning from the language of animals on her Maine dairy farm.
Selecting a good potential guardian llama, bringing him home, and introducing him to your stock.
Ilene White Freedman contemplates sharing goat milk with the nursing kid.
Organic Pond is pleased to announce that the Organic Materials Research Institute (OMRI) has reviewed the company's PureBacteria+ Biological Pond Muck Reducer and has listed PureBacteria+ for use in organic production.
Rachel gets a scare with Daisy the goat - is it bottle jaw or something else? A trip to the vet provides some lessons.
The third and last of a three part blog on chemical herbicides.
The accumulation and storage of hay is an essential summer task.
I am loving my time spent at the Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup, Washington thus far. There are tons of great and interesting people to meet, delicious food, fun and information-packed lectures and demonstrations, and, best of all, adorable anima
A horse trainer once said to me, 'Animals don't think, they just make associations.' I responded to that by saying, 'If making associations is not thinking, then I would have to conclude that I do not think.'
Learn how bats can be beneficial for organic farmers, dramatically reducing the need for costly and harmful pesticides.
The arrival of our first chickens and pigs to the farm, and prepping to head off to my summer internship at Polyface Farm
Take a visual tour of the events at the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Fair in Puyallup, Washington.
Jenna Woginrich writes about the beauty of Cold Antler Farm, a small homestead that she shares with Pig, her rabbits Benjamin and Doe and several chickens. Taking care of her animals on cold winter nights is a challenge for Woginrich, but one she gladly accepts armed with a water bottle and affection. Woginrich's modest barn provides shelter for her animals and a useful space to feel at home.
Growing Local Food is a new book that encompasses all the needed basics to grow plants, keep heritage breed animals and bees. The author is a homesteader and physician who gives the readers the basic information to grow or find nutritious, local food