Can Chickens Swim? What You Didn’t Know

chicken eating moss

There’s a lot of discussion about whether or not chickens can swim. Some people claim that they can’t, and will drown in short order. Maybe you have heard just the opposite, that they are adept in the water. Regardless of the rumor, people want to know if they should be worried about their chickens being … Read more

20 Rules for Canning Meat Safely

corned beef in jars ready for canning

Summertime is the perfect time to eat meat. If you’re new to canning, here are some tips to help you get started. By following these simple rules, you can ensure that your meat is safely canned and will last for months. Let’s take a look at some of the most important guidelines to remember when … Read more

So, How Much Sun Does Garlic Need?

garlic in raised bed ready to harvest

Garlic is a delicious addition to any dish, but did you know that it’s also a nutritious powerhouse? This humble herb is packed with vitamins and minerals, including selenium, manganese, and vitamins B6 and C. And like all plants, garlic needs sunlight to grow. So how much sun does garlic need? Garlic needs around 6 … Read more

So, How Much Sun Does Spinach Need?

spinach plants in raised bed

One of the most common questions you might have when thinking about growing spinach is, “how much sun does spinach need?” It’s a great question and one that has a bit of a complicated answer. For optimal growth, spinach needs at least six hours of sunlight per day. However, spinach can still grow if it … Read more

Are Bison Dangerous? What to do if You Are Attacked

european bison

Bison is one of the largest and most impressive mammals in North America. Iconic, majestic, and traveling the countryside in immense herds, these shaggy bovines are making a big comeback since their numbers were depleted to near extinction by overhunting. In fact, the American bison is one of several reasons why many tourists throng to … Read more

So, Does Irish Spring Soap Repel Squirrels?

squirrel in a tree

Depending on where you live and what you do, squirrels are either a quaint and cute instance of backyard wildlife or an irrepressible menace that deserves no mercy. If you have ever had squirrels take up residence in your attic or raid your prized garden you might fall into the latter camp. Sometimes there are … Read more

So, Does Irish Spring Soap Repel Cats?

Cats are cute, clever, and very adventurous. They also happen to be apex predators in their size category wherever they are found, and feral cats or indoor cats that are allowed to roam without any restrictions are single-handedly responsible for decimating entire populations of birds, rodents, and insects. Naturally, you would want to keep unknown … Read more