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With their brilliant colors and transparent wings, you can't help but be transfixed by their movement over the water
There are lots of dragonflies at the lake near our house. I love to watch them hover and dart around, but they used to scare the kids. They're large insects and those long abdomens do look...
Find out answers to common questions about raising chickens and eggs.
Learn about the Belted Galloway breed and why they may be a good addition to your small farm.
Plant for pollinators this year during National Pollinator Week, June 15 – 21, 2015.
National Pollinator Week is a celebration of the valuable eco-system services provided by bees, butterflies, beetles, birds and beetles, and was initiated and is managed by the Pollinator Partnership...
Government goals are to reduce honey bee colony losses, increase monarch butterfly numbers, and restore or enhance millions of acres of land for pollinators.
Pollinators are critical to the Nation’s economy, food security, and environmental health. Honey bee pollination alone adds more than $15 billion in value to agricultural crops each year, and...
Learn what, when and how much to feed chickens through all stages of life.
Fainting goats are family-friendly for the Bedwells.
In 2006, Tahra and Don Bedwell of New Virginia, Iowa, wanted to get their daughter, Hanna, a pet. Instead of a dog or a cat, they purchased a fainting goat, a breed known for its docile...
Dams and gnawing teeth can cause a lot of damage.
I heard about a guy in Minnesota who planted a grove of new trees on his acreage. He went out on his porch one morning to drink his coffee and found all the trees had been cut down by beavers...
Find a fish farmer with tadpoles
I love listening to the chorus of bullfrogs especially when we go camping. The male's call is deep and distinctive. It's designed to attract a mate and let other bullfrogs know where its...
Keep your horses safe and infection-free with these tips on hoof care
Keep your horses sure-footed with a regular pedicure. A hoof pick is probably the most important tool in a horse grooming kit. The hooves need to be picked out after every ride or walk to prevent...