The Best Lemon Bars

by Jessica Shelton 0

  Living in the Ozarks my whole life, I’m used to the weather toying with my emotions.  Temperatures here can yo-yo so quickly, it’ll make…

Spring Turkeys

by Doug Smith 0

  Whether you’re a follower of the “Good Book” or not, the time-honored classic contains a lot of good advice for everyday life.  One example…

  Emus, Ostriches, and Rheas—all flightless “running birds”—belong to the same class: “Aves”.  Emus resemble ostriches somewhat in appearance, but are significantly smaller and more…

Surrogate Mother Hens

by Jenny Sanders 0

  The iconic image of a mother hen, clucking gently to a clutch of adorable chicks, following her all around.  This is the stuff of…

  The first livestock most new homesteaders bring home to the farm are chickens—and rightly so.  Here's how to start raising chickens from scratch. They’re small,…

Roosters A Plenty

by Magdalena Perks 0

  When I moved to this two-acre croft in Iowa, just outside Iowa City, I was pleased to become part of the management of a…

Hens Are Birds, Too

by Faith Drummond 0

  Hens are fussy about their nests, just like any other bird.  Although there are many reasons why hens stop laying, dissatisfaction with their environment…