12 Chicken Ornaments To Decorate Your Pool-Tree

‘Tis the season to deck the halls with holly, mistletoe and all the trimmings of the holidays. for many, Decorating a tree is one of the chief holiday traditions. Some celebrants hang heirloom ornaments, while others use their crafting skills to string popcorn and cranberries, create colorful construction-paper chains, and even crochet intricate snowflakes. Themes … Read more

Protect Your Chicken Coop From Common Predators

It’s unfortunate, but it will happen: one day, you’ll walk into your chicken coop and find the worst-case scenario. Something has killed your chickens. It’s a nightmare scenario that happens to anyone who raises poultry. While it’s impractical to think that you can eliminate the threat of something preying on your chickens, you can do … Read more

Ducks Can Bring Real Value To The Backyard

The duck has earned an important—yet underestimated—place in the American psyche. From Donald and Daffy right through to the exploits of Duck Dynasty‘s Robertson family, the humble duck plays a central role. So I found it somewhat surprising that the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy lists a whole host of duck breeds as in serious trouble. … Read more

More Guidance For Moving Chickens Across State Lines

So you’re moving! Congratulations on the new chapter of your life. A great adventure awaits you, and guess what? Your flock can join you at your new home. Yes, there are ordinances, home owner association guidelines, and government regulations to observe. But once you’ve verified that nothing legal stands in your way, you can prepare … Read more

To Stop New Viruses Infecting Humans, We Must Protect Bat Habitat

This article is republished from Conversation under a Creative Commons licence. Read the original article. Bats have lived with coronaviruses for millennia. Details are still hazy about how one of these viruses evolved into SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID in humans. Did it go directly from bats to humans or via another animal species? When? And … Read more

Mayday Farm – Organic Farming Research Foundation

Approaching the Starting Line There’s always been something romantic about a farm in New England, through colorful images of red barns, silos, and grazing cows against a quintessential autumnal landscape. Yet, over the past 50 years, the region has lost more than 10,000 dairy farms. Less than 2,000 remaining; and Mayday Farm is one of … Read more

States Mull Limits on Foreign Ownership of Farmland

This story was originally published in Investigate Midwest. Amid growing concern about Chinese investment in US agriculture, there has been a renewed push to limit and more closely monitor foreign ownership of farmland across the country. At least eight states considered implementing a new limit on foreign control of agricultural land, and one, Indiana, passed … Read more