PHOTO: M. Huston/FlickrChickens are abundantly amusing and useful livestock to keep on the farm, but that doesn’t mean keeping them is without its challenges, especially with free-range fowl. Shutting them up at night keeps them safe from predators and in their intended living space, but free-ranging during the daylight hours enables them to engage in natural foraging activities for better nutrition and overall health.
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Home /Farm Equipment /Chainsaw Tip 4: Sharpening Your Saw ChainSharpening a saw chain is one of those good ideas that too few practice. That said, if we do sharpen our saw chains on a regular basis, it speeds our work and extends the life of the saw chain, drive sprocket, bar and motor. How often a saw chain needs to be sharpened depends on the type of wood being cut up and how careful one is to keep the bar out of the dirt and away from objects that are not wood.
Courtesy iStockphoto/ThinkstockStoring produce in a dark fridge could ultimately affect its nutritional qualities according to a study out of Rice University and the University of California, Davis.Day-night cycles affect live plants, but now research from Rice University in Houston and the University of California, Davis, suggests that they also affect harvested produce, meaning the way we store it could make a difference.
Home /Homesteading /52 Conversation Starters for Farmstead GatheringsWhether you’ve invited your girlfriends to the homestead for a weekend getaway or you’re hosting a farm-fresh brunch for your neighbors, it can be difficult to break the ice—especially if some of your guests have never met. Use these farm-themed conversation starters during your meal to get everyone talking and feeling more comfortable with one another.
Home /Animal Care /“The Cutest Sheep in the World” Comes to the U.S.PHOTO: Teton Valais Blacknose Sheep Co./FacebookIf you’ve dreamed of raising a rare breed of sheep, you’re in luck. The Valais Blacknose, otherwise known as “the cutest sheep in the world,” is making its way to the U.S., and you can be among the first to bring the breed to your farm.