Stockdog Savvy

Stockdog Savvy

Many a dog lover has watched a good border collie at work and gone home with a passion for herding. But if you haven’t grown up with working stockdogs, training one for the first time can seem daunting. While no book can replace experience as a way to master the nuances of handling livestock, with or without a dog, Stockdog Savvy by husband-and-wife team Jeanne … Continue reading Stockdog Savvy

Murray McMurray Chick Selector

Murray McMurray Chick Selector

Thinking about getting some chicks this spring? It’s not too early to start considering what kind you’d like to keep—you may even be able to reserve some at your hatchery. For those of you who still haven’t quite decided on the right breeds to keep, this chick selector tool from Murray McMurray Hatchery can be a big help. Using the chick selector is easy. Just … Continue reading Murray McMurray Chick Selector

Mallard

Mallard

The mallard (Anas platrhynchos) is a duck that most will recognize readily. The yellow bill, green head, white neck ring, chestnut breast, gray sides, orange legs, and black tail curls of the male are familiar sights across the country. In flight, notice his white belly. The female is less conspicuous. She is mottled brown overall. She shares orange legs in common with her mate, but … Continue reading Mallard

How to Cook With Bacon

How to Cook With Bacon

Bacon has long been a staple of the American farm family’s diet, and now modern cooking techniques have given it greater versatility than ever before. How to Cook With Bacon: Delicious and Mouthwatering Bacon Recipes by Tony James Miller shares some of these new and interesting ideas in three categories: Appetizers and salads. Main courses. Desserts. The recipes range from simple to complex, standard to … Continue reading How to Cook With Bacon

American Black Duck

American Black Duck

The American black duck (Anas rubripes) is the darkest of the dabbling ducks. At first glance, it is easily dismissed as a particularly dark female of just about any duck species. But if you manage to get a good look, notice its intricately patterned feathers, dark brown-black with paler edges. Also note the relatively light-colored head and neck, as well as the metallic blue to … Continue reading American Black Duck

Getting Ready for February 2017?

Getting Ready for February 2017?

Looking for seasonal reminders and fun things to do this February? We have moved our monthly Get Ready updates to On the Range, our free weekly country living newsletter. Subscribing is easy! Just enter your email address into the box labeled “On the Range” in the sidebar (below this post on mobile devices). You can start receiving your weekly newsletter as early as tomorrow! Other … Continue reading Getting Ready for February 2017?