Home /Animal Care /Cayuga DuckPHOTO: Simon Redwood/FlickrUses: The Cayuga is a prolific duck and can lay 100-150 eggs per year. Eggs are initially black in color, but as the season progresses egg color lightens to light gray, and then to white by the end of the season. They are known for their flavorful meat, ideal in dishes such as duck confit.
PHOTO: ShutterstockWater plays an essential role in farming. Without adequate water, your crop yields might be low, plants may wither and dry up, and in worst-case scenarios, the entire crop can die. Plants need water throughout their life cycle, so lack of rainfall—especially in drought conditions—poses a serious threat to a farmer’s livelihood.
Home /Bees / Beekeeping /4 Safety Tips For BeekeepersPHOTO: Photos.com/ThinkstockIf you’re a beginning beekeeper, there are probably a lot of goals on your mind: learning the ins-and-outs of queens and worker bees, understanding eggs and brood, debating hive locations, and just generally learning all you can about your bees.
PHOTO: Dan A. Nachtnebel/FlickrPilgrim geese, all girls, started making a squeaky noise instead of their normal squawking. Any ideas as to why they are doing this? —BeaBea, I asked Mom if she knew what could be wrong with your geese, but she doesn’t, so she asked a friend who’s kept geese for a long time.
Home /Homesteading / Homemade Crafts /DIY Macramé Hanging VasePHOTO: SweetMommyMom.comMacramé might stir up visions of hippie communes and VW buses, but the art of knot-tying actually has its roots in sailing. This close sister to knitting lends itself to an organic crafting style and is accessible in terms of both skill and supplies.
Photo by Sandra Paul/Cherry HeartNow that those spring days are here, I’m finding myself with a lot of jobs to do in the garden: new growth to tie in, branches to prune back and endless weeds to pull up. Normally I find myself scattering tools all over the place, never having the correct one to hand when I need it.