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Hobby Farms Magazine September-October 2008
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Viva la Spanish Goat
Learn how this very old landrace breed was shaped by natural selection and geographic isolation, and why they’re worthy of conservation efforts today. Read more>> 
by Sue Weaver

Moving Day
Transplanting is part and parcel for life on a farm. Whether it’s bedding plants from the nursery or big trees dug up from the back 40, the basics of transplanting are the same. Learn how to keep your plants alive during and after the big move.
by Rick Gush

Heirloom Pears
Pears have a long and storied history of cultivation. Grow a piece of the past in your orchard by planting some of the old varieties not found in supermarket bins. Read more
by Sue Weaver

Putting Down Roots
With food prices at an all-time high, a root cellar could provide some relief. Put up your garden’s bounty with the assurance it will stay fresh for months to come.
by Gloria Troyer

Field of Dreams
Increase your useable acreage by transforming unused, barren ground to grazing pasture for your livestock. This sensible approach to managing soil and forage tells you how.
by Ed McCarthy

Raisin’ Spanish Raisins
Learn how a Spanish hobby-farming couple supplement their living by farming the Axarquia region’s specialty—Muscat grapes—for raisins and wine. 
by Heidi Fuller-Love


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

Buying the Farm
John & Sue Weaver

Farm Garden
Susan Brackney

How Do I ... Reclaim Bare Ground?
Carol Ekarius

Farm to Table
Cooking a la Crockpot
Michelle Bender

Tools of the Trade
Pet Doors and Livestock Gates
John & Sue Weaver

Food for Thought
Carol Ekarius


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