Certified free-range chickens enjoy a pleasant day outside. — Happy Egg Company The living conditions of animals raised for slaughter are inconsistent across different farms, so to reflect that, the government should better regulate the way meat products are labeled. Consumers deserve to know where what they’re eating it came from. To understand why, it … Continue reading Don’t Trust Labels: A story of where your food has been – Lizzie Michael
By SAJ Since writing about our weasel attack, I thought I’d give you an idea of what kind of outdoor animals we have here. Currently, we have chickens, geese, and goats. We have had ducks and turkeys at other times, but not at this point. This isn’t Heloise. This is Miss Delaware. The chickens are a … Continue reading Our Small Farm Animals | Sugar Plums!
We have previously written about the possibility of using RNAi-based technologies to provide plants more sustainable and greater protection against viruses. RNAi, or RNA interference, is the protective process used in many eukaryotic cells against viruses which uses double stranded RNA (“dsRNA”) sequences complementary to that of a pathogen to silence the translation of that … Continue reading Using Clay Nanosheets to Give Plants Sustained RNAi-based Protection from Viruses – LEGUME LABORATORY
Source: Building the Food Forest, Jamaica – Permie Flix
By LILY So last night the Handyman and I put our new DIY Soil Block Maker to the test. My last frost date is in mid to late April, so I needed to get some seeds started indoors. According to Brett Markham, author of The Mini-Farming Bible, some spring seedlings can be started indoors as early … Continue reading Starting Seeds Inside – Homestead From the Ground Up