What is Coconut Oil Good For? How About Your Chickens! – Backyard Poultry Add to Favorites What is coconut oil good for in your chicken coop? Well, plenty! We started using coconut oil on our homestead a few years ago, and haven't looked back since. Initially, we just used it for cooking, for which it's […]
How to Tell If Your Dog Has a Cold Of course, it's 'kennel cough!' Chloe was at a kennel, and now she's sick. I've researched dozens of blogs and consulted an online veterinary service, and they all agree. Now if you would simply write me a prescription for these antibiotics, I'll be on my way."
Winter Care for Working Farm Dogs – Homesteading and Livestock – MOTHER EARTH NEWS Sarplaniac pups by Louise Liebenberg, Grazerie , Alberta Winter is coming and with it lots of well-meaning folks saying that all dogs need to come inside. However, many hardworking farm or ranch dogs need to be outside in weather of all […]
Great Pyrenees Grooming: The Essential Guide with Pictures of Haircut Styles This gentle, woolly giant makes quite an impression, and once you get to know one for yourself, it's not much of a surprise that they come from a long line of protectors. According to AKC, Great Pyrenees were bred centuries ago to work as […]
Keeping A Great Pyrenees Dog Cool How should you cut the long hair on the Great Pyrenees dog to keep it cool in this hot weather? If you adequately maintain the coat of your Great Pyrenees, you won't need to cut its hair to keep it cool in warm weather.
Which Livestock Guardian Dog Breed? As a sheep producer and an extension educator, I'm often asked which breed of livestock guardian dog (LGD) I prefer. Some have heard that Great Pyrenees dogs are more likely to wander. Others have heard that Akbash and Anatolian Shepherd dogs can be…
What is a Livestock Guardian Dog? Here's What You Need to Know Last Updated on So what is a livestock guardian dog? It is sometimes misunderstood among farmers and ranchers. Many people feel that all breeds of farm dogs are excellent guardians for their livestock. Know that different types of dogs – herding dogs, companion […]
Livestock Guard Dog or Family Companion? | MOTHER EARTH NEWS The first step in selecting a LGD, is determining what role you expect him to perform. This decision can determine which puppy you choose from a litter. It is also essential in correctly providing his earliest experiences and training.
Joan Merriam: The older dog Many of us who've passed the half-century mark aren't crazy about getting older…yet it's a fact of life we can't dismiss with a wave of a magic wand. We feel the same way about our dogs: we recognize that sweet "sugar face," the slightly grizzled, gray muzzle that signals our […]