Learning how to build a pigpen that's right for you starts with learning the type of hog pen you need. Here are the basic types of pigpens, as well as considerations for humane livestock handling.
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 techniques for creating realistic hair, clothes, and eyes for the sculptures as well.
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 the first priority before breeding hamsters or other pocket pets.
Keeping rabbits outside in the winter can be very challenging. Here are a few tips to safely keep your rabbits warm, fed, and watered during cold weather.
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.
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 of newly-hatched fry.
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 pigpen 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 build a pigpen that is sturdy and well-suited for the specific animals that will...
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 matriarchal, and always acknowledged the importance of women for the continuation of...
Basic silver dollar fish care, with tank mate suggestions and space requirements.
A step-by-step guide to identifying gouramis by gender. This article covers which varieties can easily be identified and how to find breeding pairs for 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.
Peyote stitch beaded cuffs can be made in endless varieties. It all starts with these easy stitches, and your own unique modifications.
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 nocturnal humans?