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Sue Weaver

Sue Weaver

Sue Weaver began writing professionally in 1969, when her first article was published in The Western Horseman magazine. Since then, she’s written hundreds of articles, first specializing in horse magazines, then in publications affiliated with Hobby Farms magazine. She’s also written 10 books, four in the Hobby Farms series for BowTie Press and six for Storey Publications. All her books relate to livestock or farm pets, including goats, sheep, cattle, chickens, donkeys, llamas and alpacas.

Sue lives on a 29-acre property in the southern Ozarks near Mammoth Spring, Ark., along with her husband and a huge animal family composed of horses, full-size and miniature; a donkey; Classic Cheviot sheep; Boer and Nubian goats; llamas; a water buffalo; a Jersey-Holstein riding steer; a pet razorback hog; guinea fowl; Buckeye chickens; and a passel of dogs, most of which are former rescues. Animals are her passion and her friends; she is a vegetarian and does not eat them.

Natural Bug Repellent Recipes
Download Sue Weaver's natural bug repellent recipes (and sting soothers) collected for you on this chart to keep handy at home during bug season.

Holiday Crafts and Traditions
A few holiday crafts and other traditions shared by Hobby Farms editors.

The Benevolent Yule Goat
Along with reindeer, think yule goat at the holidays; it's been part of Scandinavian mid-winter celebrations for more than 1,000 years.

Apples of Antiquity
Whether they’re called heirloom, heritage or historical, these time-honored apples of yesteryear are staging a dramatic comeback in orchards all over the world, and rightfully so.

Heirloom Pears
Pears have a long history of cultivation—grow a piece of the past on your farm with heirloom pear trees.

Herb Basics: Growing Herbs
Herbs for the farm kitchen, for use in herbal medicines, herbal tea fanciers and herb crafters are growing herbs on their own. Learn the herb basics to begin your own herb garden.

How to Store Hay to Make It Last
Make your hay harvest last with these tips for efficient hay storage.

Tools of the Trade: Alternative Water-well Pumps
Readily available water is a luxury many of us take for granted on the farm. Pumps are the unsung heroes of our watering systems, be it for household needs, for irrigation purposes or for livestock drinking-water.

Tools of the Trade: Choosing a Hay Baler
You can make your own hay the easy way -- with small hay balers!

Drive-through Farm Gates
Get a drive-through gate for your farm and make winter or any type of weather more bearable.



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