Excerpt from the Popular Garden Series magabook Orcharding with permission from its publisher, BowTie magazines, a division of BowTie Inc. Purchase Orcharding here. Pears were much beloved by the ancients. Homer called pears a “gift of the gods.” Roman horticulturists used grafting techniques to develop more than 50 different pear cultivars. Hardy varieties of pears […]
Make sure your livestock medicine cabinet includes the following and that you know how and when to use each: baking soda (for stomach upset) chlorhexidine clean rags/towels electrolytes Epsom salts injectable antibiotic, over-the-counter type injectable vitamins, B Complex or B12 iodine antiseptic (7 percent), for foot rot large-volume syringe (empty and needleless), for flushing wounds, […]
A few years ago, my Mom gathered ideas for free and inexpensive ways to publicize your small farm. She asked if I’d like to share them with you, and so I am!