a leghorn chicken going through a molt

How to Help Your Molting Chickens

Preview: There are several things chicken keepers can do to help their molting chickens when they start to lose feathers in the fall. It’s that time of year when the feathers seem to fly. Literally. One day, you step into the coop, and you are greeted by feathers everywhere. Your …

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salsa, jams, and dehydrated produce

Recipes For Preserving the Harvest

Preview: Got excess garden produce? This post shares some of the best recipes for preserving the harvest. With garden produce rolling in, you may be wondering what to do with all those extra vegetables. Whether you prefer to can, freeze, or dehydrate, I’ve got some great recipes to help you …

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a bee sitting on a yellow zinnia flower

How to Collect & Save Zinnia Seeds

Preview: Learning how to save zinnia seeds can save you money on flowers next year. They are one of the best flowers for beginning gardeners to grow. Growing flowers in the garden is one of life’s greatest pleasures. But since I grow a large vegetable garden, I don’t have lots …

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growing a head of lettuce in the fall

What You Should Know About Planting A Fall Garden

Preview: Many gardeners don’t realize the benefits of planting a fall garden. This post shares the vegetables you can grow in the fall and how to get them started. During the dog days of July, you probably are wishing you could escape to somewhere cooler. From the sweltering heat to …

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2 chickens taking a dust bath

Dust Bath for Chickens

Do you know how a chicken stays clean? Chickens clean themselves by taking a dust bath. And while it may seem a bit odd, a dust bath helps prevent mites, lice, and other insects from making a home among your chicken’s feathers. It can also help to dry up excess …

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