Home /Farm Management /3 Ways To Protect Grassland Birds On Your FarmPHOTO: Steven Kersting/FlickrGrassland birds are a cornerstone of Great Plains ecology. Forty-two species call American grasslands home, from smaller birds, like the Eastern meadowlark and Henslow’s sparrow, to larger ones, including the ring-necked pheasant and the sharptail grouse.
Teri Silver is a journalist, commercial copywriter, editor, broadcast anchor, and Public Relations Specialist. Flowering DogwoodsWant to add beautiful flowering shrubs or trees to your yard or landscape? Dogwoods will do the trick. With red, white or pink blooming flowers, dogwood trees and shrubbery thrive in Ohio’s varying climate.
Home /Urban Farming /Figs Gone WildPhoto by Rick GushThis is one of the many wild figs growing along the roadside in Italy.Lately, I’ve been eating many figs found alongside roads. There are fig trees planted all over the place around here, and they have produced enough for a good harvest in the last week or so.
Home /Animal Care /American Mammoth Jackstock Donkeysfarm-breed-profiles/Mammthjackstock-bknhlz_190.jpgPhoto Credit: Courtesy Birkenholz Stock FarmUse: The Mammoth Jack’s main purpose is to produce mules for various uses. The lighter Jacks are often used to create saddle mules, while heavier boned Jacks are used for draft mules.
Home /Animal Care /A Sad DayEveryone is sad today. Gwydion the sheep died this morning.See, sheep have to have their fleece sheared every spring; otherwise they get too hot and they can get ‘cast down’ like our grandma sheep, Baasha, did in May.Last February, Dad made arrangements for a man to come shear our sheep.
PHOTO: Rachael BruggerWhen we think of wine, our minds go almost exclusively toward grapes. But for centuries, wines around the world have been made of many other things—tree saps, fruits, herbs and so much more. Maybe at some point in time, you’ve had a glut of berries, apples or cherries and wondered what to do with them.