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Raise Muscovies for pest control, meat, and eggs
Muscovy ducks have become popular animals to have on a small farm. People enjoy their lean, nutritious meat that is comparable in taste to sirloin steak. Muscovy ducks are prolific egg layers,...
Who's singing to you?
I love to hear the birds singing but I’m never quite sure what they’re saying to each other. Birders divide bird sounds into two categories: songs, which are generally complex mating...
From southern Canada to central Mexico, this dove is one of our most common birds
I love a quiet, summer day when I hear the mourning doves cooing to each other from tree-to-tree. Every year I see a few doves lazing on the rail of my deck close to the bird feeders. They get their...
It sounded like a scene from Hitchcock's The Birds. The morning before a winter storm blew in and dumped 4 inches of snow on our Iowa farm (a foot of snow in northern Iowa), blackbirds...
A bird with many benefits
Guinea fowl are like watchdogs. Whenever anything – a car, person, or animal – comes down the lane, they’ll probably make a racket. But, you’ll love them because Guinea...
Find out how you can create a birdhouse by reusing materials you already have!
Luring bluebirds starts with putting up a shelter for them
Bluebirds are native to North America and one of the first signs of spring. The key to attracting them is to provide the right nesting boxes in a suitable habitat. Open pastureland, and mowed areas...
Take a look at these new products to help you achieve your gardening goals this year!
Create a biodiverse ecosystem in your backyard with these tips from Kim Eierman.
Add a little bit of the outdoors to your Christmas tree this year with these cute ornaments for the birds!