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Seasonal Activities

Take a break from rural living and enjoy some of these seasonal activities for hobby farmers.

10 Reasons to Plant a Farm Tree
On Arbor Day (or any day), consider the reasons why trees can benefit your farm.

4 Ways to Attract Bats to Your Farm for Natural Pest Control
Beat the pests that feast on your crops by creating bat habitats on your farm.

Animal Track ID Cards
Identify wild animals on your farm with downloadable track identification cards.

Ask Martok: Preventing White-nose Syndrome
Martok the goat gives you the lowdown on a mysterious disease that’s wiping out American bat populations.

7 Tips for Beating the Winter Farm Blahs
Accomplish a few things and beat the winter blahs with these practical and appealing ideas.

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.

Building Nest Boxes
Learn how building nest boxes and installing them on your farm can help manage wildlife that lives and visits there.

Grow an Evening Garden
Carve out a blissful sanctuary for nights filled with peace and quiet by planting an evening garden.

Create Wildlife Habitats
Learn how to use wildlife habitats--like nest boxes and travel corridors--to help manage wildlife on your farm.

Diary of a Class: Fall Vegetable Gardening
On this trip we learned about growing a fall vegetable garden. But, more than just produce is cultivated during a week at the John C. Campbell Folk School.

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