In an exclusive interview, Dr. Misha Ross comments on the science of animal welfare in egg-laying chickens.
Learn the basics of starting a tree plantation including where to plant trees, how to plant tree seedlings and more.
These lessons learned from remote Colorado homesteader at high elevation will help you determine whether remote living is right for you.
“Flystrike” refers to an outbreak of blowflies, and can cause harm and death in livestock. Here are my on-farm tips for how to prevent and treat flystrike in sheep.
Our six-year journey to having more freedom on our homestead and how we did it.
The first thing a would-be small-scale meat producer has to decide on the best farm livestock animals to raise, includes information on rabbits, chickens, sheep, goats, pigs, buying animals and a comparison chart. Originally published as "Comparing the Five Best Backyard Animals" November/December 1982 MOTHER EARTH NEWS.
By Jo deVries
Helping chicks hatch is certainly not recommended, although we should only help out if the chick is likely to die if we don’t intervene.
Get advice on what to look for when selecting a homestead site, such as climate, soil type, water supply, available space, length of the growing season, and more. Originally published as "The Owner-Built Home and Homestead" in the January/February 1971 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.
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