Farm and Home

Practical advice for the farm and home. Household solutions, outdoor living, pets, poultry, livestock, outbuildings, and crops.

Starting a Farmers’ Market

By Janet Hurst

If your area lacks local food options, consider starting a farmers’ market yourself.

Rural Architecture in the New World: The Evolution of Barns in New York

By Cynthia G. Falk

When European farmers began colonizing the New World, rural architecture from their Dutch, English and German backgrounds was adapted to the new surroundings and available resources, making for unique agricultural structures.

Training, Showing and Learning to Ride a Horse

By Samantha Johnson and Daniel Johnson

Learning to ride a horse the right way is an essential part of owning a horse and being able to enjoy the most of your time with your animal.

Taking Good Care of a Domestic Rabbit

Raising your first domestic rabbit? Here are some rules and guidelines to help you provide a welcoming home for your new pet.


The History of Chickens

By Christine Heinrichs

Chickens are one of the earliest animals domesticated around the world. Though history tells us they were most likely originally kept as sporting birds, chickens have accompanied the advancement of human civilizations through the years.

Raising Sheep on Your Farm

By Philip Hasheider

There are many things to keep in mind when thinking about raising sheep on your farm. This information should help you get started thinking about it the right way.

A Gratifying Accomplishment

By Mary Conley

Learning to install fence and harvesting our own cedar fence posts proved to be a very gratifying experience.

Emotional Health and Mental Well-Being for Farmers

By Keith Stewart

For farmers, finding a good balance between work and mental well-being is a necessity for a successful business.