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Mother Earth News and Friends shares the stories of the leaders in sustainable and rural living. We’re passionate about helping people learn more about natural health, homesteading, and sustainability. Continue Reading >>
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Ep. 158 How to Keep Chickens Warm in Winter In this episode, Queren King-Orozco, Associate Producer for our MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIRS and a chicken-keeper herself, shares some of her experiences and advice on preparing your poultry for winter, such as shelter considerations, food and water needs, and other challenges that come with raising birds in a cold climate. To see more podcasts, visit our Mother Earth News and Friends page. Check out the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Bookstore for more resources to help you achieve your health and farming goals. Go to the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR page for webinar and courses on everything from gardening to livestock management.
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Ep. 158 How to Keep Chickens Warm in Winter In this episode, Queren King-Orozco, Associate Producer for our MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIRS and a chicken-keeper herself, shares some of her experiences and advice on preparing your poultry for winter, such as shelter considerations, food and water needs, and other challenges that come with raising birds in a cold climate. To see more podcasts, visit our Mother Earth News and Friends page. Check out the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Bookstore for more resources to help you achieve your health and farming goals. Go to the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR page for webinar and courses on everything from gardening to livestock management.
Ep. 157 Farmers’ Markets In honor of National Farmer’s Market week, we did several interviews with local market farmers, and folks from the National Farmer’s Market Coalition. Listen to this version with excerpts from both long interviews. You can find the full interviews at www.motherearthnews.com/podcast or where you listen to your podcasts. To see more podcasts, visit our Mother Earth News and Friends page. Check out the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Bookstore for more resources to help you achieve your health and farming goals. Go to the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR page for webinar and courses on everything from gardening to livestock management.
Ep. 146 Chick and Chicken Injuries Podcast with Charlotte French and Zach Foley. Thank you to our sponsor, Purina Mills for making this episode possible! In this episode, Zach and Charlotte explore different injuries that you should be aware of when raising chickens. They discuss signs, symptoms, and treatments to help you be better prepared. Read more about keeping and caring for chickens at Backyard Poultry magazine. To see more podcasts, visit our Mother Earth News and Friends page. Check out the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Bookstore for more resources to help you achieve your health and farming goals. Go to the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR page for webinar and courses on everything from gardening to livestock management.
Ep.156 Identifying Poultry and Small Ruminant Diseases Interview with Dr. Kemba Marshall and Dr. Mike Schlegel Drs. Marshall and Schlegel discuss common poultry and small herd ruminant diseases, how to recognize them, prevent them, and how to work with your veterinarian to treat them. Thanks to Purina Mills for sponsoring this episode. To see more podcasts, visit our Mother Earth News and Friends page. Check out the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Bookstore for more resources to help you achieve your health and farming goals. Go to the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR page for webinar and courses on everything from gardening to livestock management.
Ep.155 Raising Backyard Quail in the City Interview with Kelly Bohling. If you live in a city, town, or suburbs, you may be wondering if it’s possible to keep backyard quail where you live. Kelly Bohling joins us in this episode to discuss how to raise quail in urban and suburban spaces, including how to check local regulations and prepare your environment for your new flock. To see more podcasts, visit our Mother Earth News and Friends page. Check out the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Bookstore for more resources to help you achieve your health and farming goals. Go to the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR page for webinar and courses on everything from gardening to livestock management.
Ep. 152 Chicken Coops Charlotte French and Zach Foley chat about chicken coops, what they are made of, essential features, and why have a coop. Thanks to Purina Mills for sponsoring this episode. To see more podcasts, visit our Mother Earth News and Friends page. Check out the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Bookstore for more resources to help you achieve your health and farming goals. Go to the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR page for webinar and courses on everything from gardening to livestock management.  For fantastic and timely poultry care information, read and subscribe to Backyard Poultry magazine.
Audio Article: Heat Waves and Drought Story by Ed Brotak, read by Carla Tilghman Heat waves and droughts have the same “meteorological parentage”. Learn what to expect and what your can do on your property. For more great articles on livestock and land management, large and small farming, and even bees, go to www.grit.com If you’re interested in workshops about everything from cheesemaking to soil health to building around your property, you can take our online classes  and attend the Mother Earth News Fairs. Grit’s  sister publications are Mother Earth News, Backyard Poultry and Backyard Beekeeping.
Audio Article: Growing Strawberries Story by Michael Feldmann, read by Carla Tilghman Everything you need to know about growing strawberries from planting to harvesting.  For more great articles on livestock and land management, large and small farming, and even bees, go to www.grit.com If you’re interested in workshops about everything from cheesemaking to soil health to building around your property, you can take our online classes  and attend the Mother Earth News Fairs. Grit’s  sister publications are Mother Earth News, Backyard Poultry and Backyard Beekeeping.
Ep. 148 How to Raise Ducks In this episode, Carrie Hardie chats with us about how to raise ducks. Whether you want to find duck breeds for eggs, meat, or pure enjoyment, Carrie outlines how to prepare a healthy habitat and shares helpful tips on caring for your birds. To see more podcasts, visit our Mother Earth News and Friends page. Check out the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Bookstore for more resources to help you achieve your health and farming goals. Go to the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR page for webinar and courses on everything from gardening to livestock management.
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