I work at a nature center. At this time of the year - well actually, at any time of the year - we get some very interesting questions. In the spring, some of the most sleep-deprived callers and visitors have the same question: why is that woodpecker banging on my house? Woodpeckers have some … [Read more...] about Why is That Woodpecker Banging on My House?
Jared and his wife from JandJAcres.net [take note of the .net] wanted some ducks that wouldn't be too loud, would free range well, and raise baby ducklings on their own. They decided to get Muscovy ducks and have been very happy with them. Listen to hear Jared tell about their muscovy ducks … [Read more...] about How To Raise Muscovy Ducks | Podcast 41
Kidding season is rapidly approaching and for some goat owners, it has already arrived. One of the questions I get asked frequently by new goat owners is about whether or not to disbud their newborn kids. Disbudding is simply using a hot disbudding iron to remove the horn buds of a young kid, … [Read more...] about To Disbud or Not To Disbud Your Backyard Goat
AJ Swezey from Gold Creek Rifles has been interested in knives since he was a boy. A year or so ago he was able to learn how to make them from his cousin who has been making knives for many years, and now AJ makes and sells hand made knives. He enjoys making things with his own hands … [Read more...] about Tips From A Knifesmith | Podcast 32
Elderberries (Sambucus canadensis) have surged in popularity for their unique taste in jams, jellies, juices and pies. Some people have gone one step further and use them in winemaking. Others have discovered that they are fabulous to use as a natural color in food products. Not only does this … [Read more...] about How To Grow Elderberries And An Elderberry Pie Recipe