The friendly beekeeper might have the best interest of his bees in mind, but the bees don’t seem to always see it that way. Protective clothing makes beekeeping a lot more enjoyable when the bees take exception to having the roof popped off and...
For new beekeepers, it can be tricky to know what to do - when and what to look for - as you go into your hives for that first Spring hive inspection. Here's the run-down of Spring Beekeeping tasks.
Basically three types of chickens exist. The egg layers, the meat birds, and the dual purpose birds. The dual purpose birds are the best for raising in the backyard.
Information on Americaunas, Easter Egg chickens and their varieties. Characteristics of the breed and advice on caring for these chickens.
Through cattle-raising, agricultural by-products and wastes can be utilized by converting these into animal feeds. Likewise, marginal and idle lands can be made productive as forage production areas.
Pigs are often visualised as having curly tails. But do all pigs have a curly tail? Is there a good reason for curly tails? Is there a genetic or evolutionary reason?
From miniature ponies to baby doll sheep, learn about the tiny world of miniature livestock.
Looking for ecological lawn mowers or labour-free lawn mowers? Why not try geese? Keeping geese can help you manage your grass, but they are not just good for grass cutting. They lay wonderful eggs, are good watch dogs and provide an excellent Christmas dinner. Interested?
Lambing season 2015 is about the birth of the lambs of my very rare and oldest Dutch sheep breed called Drenthe Heath Sheep. Spring is in the air when lambs are being born.
A new and long-awaited installment of the Cackleberry Farmer Series about the life on a small scale, backyard chicken farm and the trials and benefits involved in living that rural lifestyle.