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March-April 2009 - Table of Contents

Preview the table of contents for Hobby Farms magazine, rural living for pleasure and profit.


 

Scratching the Surface
If you’re looking for high-quality, dual-purpose chickens for your small farm, consider these six rare breeds.
by Sue Weaver

Healthy Hens, Healthy Soil
A compost litter system can benefit your chickens and your land. Here’s how to put it to work on your farm.
by Cynthia Amidon

Out of the Garden and on to the Farm
You already know P. Allen Smith for his gardening expertise. Now read about his latest and greatest project, his sustainable farm in Little Rock, Ark.
by Karen Keb Acevedo

Mother Nature’s Planting Guide
For centuries, agriculturalists have followed the moon and stars to guide their planting efforts. Learn about the logic behind the techniques and put them into practice on your farm. Click here to read more>>

Get Great Hay
High-quality hay—whether it’s grown or purchased— is essential to most livestock operations. Find out the effort that goes into getting great hay. 
by Carol Ekarius

All-terrain Farming
ATVs aren’t just for recreation anymore. Follow along as one hobby farmer worked his 120-acre property with only an ATV and some key attachments. Click here to read more>> 
by Jim Ruen

Read It & Drive
A roundup of the newest UTVs, ATVs and tractors  for use on-farm, and off. 
by Karen Keb Acevedo and Jennifer Nice

Columns
Livestock Q & A
Dianne Hellwig, PhD, DVM
with Dr. Lyle G. McNeal

Buying the Farm
John & Sue Weaver

Farm Garden
Jessica Walliser

How Do I ...Build A Rain Barrel
Rhoda Peacher

Food for Thought
Carol Ekarius

Tools of the Trade
Poultry-keeping Equipment
John & Sue Weaver 

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Hobby Farms November-December 2008
Hobby Farms January-February 2009

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March-April 2009 - Table of Contents

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Great articles in this issue!! I look forward to each magazine!!!
SUE, Northampton, MA
Posted: 4/4/2009 10:52:28 AM
I would like to subscribe, but you have no Canadian provinces on your online subscription application.
Nancy Casserly, Warsaw, AL
Posted: 3/28/2009 4:01:21 PM
i think that there should be more animal articles that show more information on different breeds of animals
......, ............, MN
Posted: 3/20/2009 10:44:17 AM
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