Learning how to build a pig pen that's right for you starts with learning the type of hog pen you need. Here are the basic types of pig pens, as well as considerations for humane livestock handling.
A good fit for your Western saddle is essential for an enjoyable, comfortable ride for both you and your horse. Here are the basics of fitting a saddle, as well as why a saddle must fit right.
Building Small Barns, Sheds & Shelters, by Monte Burch - A Book Review: How to Build Agricultural Buildings (Pig Pens)
Monte Burch offers do-it-yourself plans that are perfect for a small holding or medium-sized farm. Learn how to build your own barns, sheds, and animal shelters.
Living Proof, Based on the True Story of Dr. Dennis Slamon -- A Movie Review About a Cure for Breast Cancer
In Living Proof, Harry Connick Jr plays Dennis Slamon, the doctor largely responsible for the development of a ground-breaking breast cancer treatment. Herceptin has since saved thousands of lives.
The Last of the Mountain Men: The True Story of an Idaho Solitary, Sylvan Hart, by Harold Peterson -- A Book Review
Sylvan Hart, known as Buckskin Bill, lived in the Salmon River wilderness of Idaho until his death in 1980. Armed with only a master's degree in engineering and all that nature had to offer, Buckskin Bill carved a life...
Beaded Images II, by Barbara Elbe (Brick-Stitch Delica Earring Patterns) -- A Bead Pattern Book Review, Red Hat Earrings
Beaded Images II, by Barbara Elbe, provides the brick-stitch beader with 29 designs in a variety of subjects and using a variety of beading techniques. These easy-to-follow patterns offer endless hours of beading for...
Creating LifeLike Figures in Polymer Clay by Katherine Dewey - Book Review How to Make Realistic Human Dolls and Clothes
In Creating Life-Like Figures in Polymer Clay, author Katherine Dewey covers how to sculpt human figures for different scales, ages, races, and physical fitness levels. As an added bonus, Dewey covers excellent...
Ketylo hair sticks and hair forks are gorgeous hand-carved hair accessories that are perfect for maintaining healthy hair. I was skeptical about the price, but here's what changed my mind.
Beaded Lampshades, by Beth Bulluss, details how you can customize any lampshade with beaded fringe and custom-made lampshades. Includes instructions on making your own designer silk lampshades.
How to Care for Orphaned Baby Hamsters, Mice, Gerbils, and Rats: Orphan Rodent Caretaking, Caring for Orphans
Orphaned hamsters, gerbils, and other rodents have very little chance of survival unless their owner is already prepared and knowledgeable about what to do. Learning how to take care of these newborn rodents should be...
In author S.A. Bodeen's second novel, high school sophomore Mason discovers disturbing experimentation in biotechnology. If successful, it could remove a human's need to eat or drink.
Tips on Keeping Pet Rabbits Outdoors in Cold Weather: Winter Outside Rabbit Care How to Keep Water Bottles From Freezing
Keeping rabbits outside in the winter can be very challenging. Here are a few tips to safely keep your rabbits during cold weather while keeping them warm, fed, and watered.
In Out of the Ashes, Christine Lahti plays Gisella Perl, a doctor who is the daughter of a well-to-do Jewish family. When she's sent to Auschwitz and her background is discovered, Perl is pressed into service by the...
Wardley vacation feeders are a top choice for feeding small community fish while you're gone, or to give extra calcium to snails and shrimp at any time. Here are one fishkeeper's experiences.
Hikari First Bites Fry Food -- A Product Review (Powder Food Ideal for Egglayer Baby Fish, Including Betta Babies)
Fish fry (baby fish), especially egglayer fry, need special food to get them through their first couple weeks of life. Hikari First Bites offers a nutritious, protein-rich powdered food that is fit for even the smallest...
Why Parents Interfere With Relationships: Should Parents be Interfering in Their Children's Relationships and Marriage?
Many parents feel entitled to interfere with their adult child's relationships or marriage. Why is it that so many parents still don't feel their adult kids can make their own decisions?
The basic considerations for building a pig pen start with knowing what it's going to be used for, the size of the breed you plan to raise, and the number and age of animals it's intended for. Here are tips for how to...
New pet rabbits need some time to adjust to their home environment. Here are some tips for helping introduce the new rabbit to your home and pets.
Native American women kept the home and commanded the highest level of respect for their wisdom and skills. Unlike the gender roles assigned to European-descent women, many Native American societies were largely...
Basic silver dollar fish care, with tank mate suggestions and space requirements.
Gouramis: How to Identify Males and Females -- Identifying Gourami Gender, the First Step to Breeding
A step-by-step guide to identifying gouramis by gender. Covers which varieties can be definitely identified and how, and how to find breeding pairs of less-obvious gourami types.
Precious metal clay (PMC) has taken the artisan jewelry world by storm. Unlike traditional metal smithing, PMC requires very little startup cost or specialty equipment.
How to Make Polymer Clay Beads With a Flower Pattern: Steps for Making Several Types of Polyclay Flowers
Polymer clay projects with flowers are extremely popular, and making polymer clay beads and other items with flower patterns or sculpted flowers is surprisingly easy. Check here for tips on how to make polymer clay...
Peyote stitch beaded cuffs can be made in endless varieties. It all starts with these easy stitches, and your own unique modifications.
Wikimedia Commons Deer hunting is popular for both food and sport. Not only does deer hunting help fill up the freezer with lean meat and allow people time to get out to exercise and enjoy nature, it's also beneficial...
You're pregnant, and you don't know how to tell your parents. Break the news to the new grandparents with some of these tips.
Selling homemade jewelry is a great way to make money. Depending on how you do it, your jewelry sales may support your jewelry hobby or it may create a whole new income for you.
Schuberti barbs, or gold barbs, are among the most popular aquarium fish. Learn how to take care of your gold barbs to keep them healthy, and get the best color and activity level from your fish.
The idea of nocturnal people is often scoffed at by those who would rather apply a sleep disorder label to anyone who differs from a "normal" human schedule. Could there be an evolutionary explanation for...