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Herbal Healing for Pets

Blog: Texas Herb Company& Crafty Threads   -   Saturday July 06, 2013   -   By Petra

Herbal Healing for Pets I will begin by stating that you should not attempt herbal healing for your pet unless you have a good understanding of what is ailing your pet. And a good understanding of the healing herbs. Don't guess.....check with a...

Calming Herbs for Animals & Their Humans

Blog: Texas Herb Company& Crafty Threads   -   Saturday June 22, 2013   -   By Petra

As with humans, our animal friends are prone to anxiety and stress and sometimes require an herbal aid to help calm their nerves. Several herbs used for relieving stress in humans may be applied to cats, dogs, horses and birds. Calming herbs help cure...

Why Chickens?

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Tuesday April 09, 2013   -   By Katie

We have chickens! Why raise chickens? I’m so glad you asked! If you live in the city or the suburbs or think chickens are gross or too much work or you just can’t do it because you don’t know enough or or or… this post is for you. There are lots of...


Blog: Double Check Ranch   -   Saturday March 02, 2013   -   By Sarah

The whole notion of pet ownership must really have gotten started around the early 1900s when people began to have enough disposable income to afford keeping animals that really only enrich their emotional lives, rather than their physical lives.   Now a...

Update: Hugelkultur on a Micro-Farm

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Tuesday December 18, 2012   -   By Katie

Christmas is one week from today… but I’m still digging in dirt! Ever since the end of our CSA season I’ve been planning to double the size of our garden for 2013. The initial plan was to tackle this in the spring with a day full of volunteer help and...


Blog: Nature Rich Farm   -   Wednesday September 19, 2012   -   By MARIA

Sitting under the trees in my folding lawn chair I couldn't help but wax poetic looking at all the beauty around me.  To my right two spotted puppies played tug-o-war, to my left geese snoozed with heads tucked under their wings, next to them the ducks...

Cooking & Baking with Herbs, Herbs for Pets, Lovel...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Saturday July 28, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

Lavender is one of my favorite herbs; although I don't use it as a culinary herb even though you can, I am partial to it as a lovely hedge about my flower beds.  Evan loves lavender, he will often bring me a bouquet of the sprigs he...

farm pets

Blog: Sweet Pumpkins Farm   -   Wednesday January 11, 2012   -   By Donna

 Last week I lost a great friend here on the farm. I will never have a another one like her. She as one of a kind. Her name was Ashley, she was a 7 months old and the sweetest chick know to me. Ashley was all white with a few black...

Holiday Dress-Up.

Blog: Growing Days   -   Monday December 12, 2011   -   By Julie

For most people, December is a time to dress up, visit Santa, and take the kids to The Nutcracker. The Nutcracker is always on our holiday agenda. But this year, instead of dressing up to watch Sugar Plum Fairies, we decked out some...

Psst! Have You Seen My Chicken?

Blog: Growing Days   -   Thursday November 03, 2011   -   By Julie

Ten years ago, if someone told me I would one day own chickens, I would have questioned that person's sanity. Five years ago, if a friend called me “earthy,” I would have been seriously offended. Six...

Blog: Blue Hill Farms   -   Wednesday March 23, 2011   -   By Kim

Animal Hoarding Bill in Illinois - Asking for call...

Blog: IICFA   -   Friday February 25, 2011   -   By GrannySue  This is the latest on HR1166, which would criminalize people housing more than 7 animals at any one time. It would eliminate all the foster homes shelters rely on when they...

Lemon Rosemary Flea Spray

Blog: Cookus Interruptus   -   Wednesday August 18, 2010   -   By Cynthia

Lemon Rosemary Flea Spray for your doggie! Say NO to the insecticides in most commercial products. Go natural. Tell your friends with dogs. Watch how to make it here:    


Blog: Mott Family Farm   -   Friday July 09, 2010   -   By Shelley

Duke is our faithful canine companion on the farm. Splotched black and white (his Dalmation side) with soul-ful eyes (his Walker, Coon Dog side), he has been responsible for chasing the racoons down from the peach trees and leaving his scent around, causing...



Blog: Bloom Where You're Planted Farm   -   Thursday February 11, 2010   -   By Teresa

Some of you who visited last fall will remember Frannie, our tortoise-shell cat who was just a kitten at the time.  She made some good friends during the pumpkin season, so I wanted to share some current photos and tell a little about how Frannie...


Herbs, supplements and picky pets!

Blog: Sharon Hubbs-Kreft, Herbalist - Amazing Grace Herbals LLC   -   Saturday January 30, 2010   -   By Sharon

So you have a picky pet that will not take anything, no vitamins, no tinctures, no oils, nothing . . . how do you get them to take what's good for them if they go and hide when they see you coming with the dropper? I get asked this question pretty much daily...


Blog: Happy Hills Alpaca Farm   -   Monday November 16, 2009   -   By wawanuky

             Chester too suddenly too fast now gone. My beautiful black smoke Persian cat. He was one that I had bred, one of the second litter from Muusta. ...

Why Dorpers?

Blog: MM Livestock Co   -   Sunday June 21, 2009   -   By Megan

Why are we crossing Dorpers on our Suffolk Ewes? To get better lambs of course. The Dorper is a Hair sheep bred for meat production, unlike many hair breeds the Dorper is a larger breed with moderate bone. We started using Dorpers on our first time mothers...


Granny left us today.

Blog: MM Livestock Co   -   Friday June 19, 2009   -   By Megan

Granny, one of our oldest Ewes passed today. She was tag number 18 and lived to the ripe old age of 16. She gave us 46 lambs and raised countless bummers, even after she was no longer having lambs she took care of the ones that their mothers couldn't. She...


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