Visiting Maine, I learn that beaver dams, composting and persevering plants work far quicker to make soil in rocky areas than weathering and erosion.
Raising monarch butterflies takes special equipment and attention. Sanitized, outdoor habitats and testing for parasites can increase survival rates.
YouTube is a great source to learn small-scale farming techniques from experienced growers. Here are four channels with especially high-quality farm videos.
Wasps, hornets and yellow jackets are stinging insects that can build nests near your home. Here’s how to prevent them and deal with them if they appear.
Summer weather can be rough on your pastures, and that can affect your animals. Follow these tips to keep your fields in prime shape for livestock.
Salamanders are born in water but navigate land. They see well in the dark and can live more than 10 years. Some exude a toxin to fend off predators.
Left alone, patches of creeping grasses such as quackgrass and Johnson grass can take over large portions of your farm. Here are ways to control them.
For Jaime Cool and her family, a homestead of livestock, produce and bees takes a lot of work, but “it’s a good life not many people get to experience.”