Birds will find their way into your farm outbuildings, and your best best is to discourage most of them from nesting. Here are a few things you can do.
Uzzi and I were amazed when a roadrunner appeared on our farm this year. Yes, a roadrunnerâ€”just like the one in cartoons. We thought he’d say, “Beep! Beep!” and when he didn’t, we asked him why. He gave us a disdainful look that said “foolish goatsâ€ť and replied, “We are not at all like that silly cartoon!”
Choosing from the many accessories available for your chicken coop can be overwhelming. Use this guide to determine what you need right away and what can be added to the wish list.
I have really been enjoying watching the birds this winter. Although they always love the black oil sunflower seeds and suet we put out for them, this year they seem to be particularly fond of the broomcorn a farmer friend gave to me.
In last week’s post, I discussed a couple of excellent pest-prevention techniques you can easily employ in your own garden. Here are a few more of my favorites.
Excessive rains this spring have caused short-term nesting problems for bird and small-mammal populations, according to the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
A feisty male house finch has taken to fighting with his reflection in the ladies’ room where I work. Sometimes I feel incredibly lucky. Not only do I live in an amazing urban-farming community, but I also work here, just a couple of miles from my house. The property where I work is around a […]
We saw the first robins of the season today, hopping around on the front lawn. There were two plump ones with beautiful orange bellies pulling worms out of the soil. I couldnâ€™t help but wonder if they were a mating pair looking to build a home somewhere at our place.