Countryside & Small Stock Journal September/October 2017 issue is NOW AVAILABLE! Subscribe today and learn how to get rid of rats and mice naturally.
Ahhhh! Fall! It’s such a welcome relief from the heat of summer. It’s a time of plenty and a time of preparation. It’s a busy time and a hopeful time as food for winter is stored and gardens are planted to sleep before the new growing season.
This issue is packed with everything you need during this transitional time of year. For preserving the garden’s bounty, learn the best heat sources for canning in this last segment of our canning series. Also, learn how to keep your food and family safe by knowing the signs and symptoms of botulism and how to avoid this disease altogether.
Whether you’re busy taking the kids to sports practices and games or working around the homestead, our easy and delicious soup and bread recipes will make sure everyone has a hearty meal to keep them going.
Before winter sets in, make sure your driveway and farm roads are in tip-top shape by using the proper tools and techniques for the job. And, stay warm as cooler air moves in by exploring the best wood stoves for off-grid living.
As you’re cleaning up your gardens from summer crops, why not save a spot to plant some saffron bulbs so you have access to this expensive and rare spice. It may even add some unique zest to your farm goods for sale!
Keep your livestock and their barns protected by learning the health threat posed by mice and how to get rid of rats naturally by using rat-hunting dogs.
As fall calves are being born, know when to intervene and not to intervene so that mom and calf are safe. And, if you’re considering starting beekeeping, learn how to find a mentor and benefit from their advice and experience.
Whew! That’s quite a list!
Last, but certainly not least, take some time to rejuvenate yourself and enjoy the beauty of fall.
-Pam Freeman, Editor
In this Issue:
Feature Stories on How to Get Rid of Rats and Mice:
+ Rat-Hunting Dogs: An Organic Pest Control Option — Remove pesky rats without chemicals.
+ Understanding Hantavirus — Understand Hantavirus to better protect yourself.
+ Natural Ways to Get Rid of Mice — Keep rats and mice out of your home and barn without poisons.
NEW! Read this issue as a flip book!
In this Issue:
+ Don’t Be Fooled: Growing Saffron is Easy! — Learn to grow this expensive and rare spice.
+ Phytoremediation Plants Clean Contaminated Soil — Using plants to make soil healthy is an option for big companies and homesteaders alike.
+ Heat Source Options for Canning — Make sure you’ve got the right heat source for your end product.
+ Ladle & Loaf — Harvest Soups and Breads for Autumn — Easy and yummy recipes for fall meals.
+ How to Find a Beekeeping Mentor — A little help and guidance can mean success!
+ Popular Meat Chicken Breeds — Explore the pros and cons of two popular meat chicken breeds — Cornish Cross and Red Ranger.
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Countryside and Small Stock Journal is more than a homesteading magazine, it’s a network where people who are homesteading today share a variety of experiences and ideas about simple homesteading. In every issue, you’ll learn about practical solutions for growing and preserving your own food, raising chickens and small livestock, and managing a thriving homestead in a rural or urban setting.