The characters of Rusty Metal Farm

August 19, 2019 9:00 am
Julia Bayly

You know how some people can talk for hours about their kids or grandkids? All the while showing photos or videos of them taken with their smartphones? That’s not me. I don’t have children or grandchildren. What I do have, however, are photos and stories of the critters -- past…

Macy’s and JCPenney partner with online second-hand clothing retailer, thredUP

With the staggering environmental cost of producing fast fashion, consumers are increasingly turning to second-hand stores to get a more…

August 16, 2019 2:36 pm

What do llamas eat?

A member of the camel family, llamas are adapted to the harsh conditions of the high Andes Mountains, where they…

August 16, 2019 9:00 am

How to start a market garden

Zachary Zeigler, owner of Zeigler's market garden. | Photo by Sarah Visnick Whether you are an aspiring full-time farmer or…

August 15, 2019 9:00 am

A look at life off-grid

Sarita Harbour and her family near their off-grid homestead in the Northwest Territories in Canada. | Photo by Blake Culver…

August 14, 2019 9:00 am

How to take care of baby quail

Baby quail. | Photo by M Segrist If you choose to add quail to your farm or homestead, raising your…

August 13, 2019 9:00 am

Welcome to Rusty Metal Farm

If I had to sum up Rusty Metal Farm in one succinct sentence, it would be this: It’s never dull.…

August 12, 2019 9:00 am

What is a market garden?

Market garden stand. | Photo by Zachary Zeigler After years of successfully and deliciously self-sustaining, some homesteaders explore avenues to…

August 9, 2019 2:23 pm

How to choose the best cover crops for your land

Image by Dayoung Seo from Pixabay By keeping roots in the ground through the off-season, cover crops offer seasonal farmers…

August 8, 2019 9:00 am

How to incubate quail eggs

Scott Huber, owner of Itty Bitty Farm in Columbia Falls, displaying differently patterned quail eggs. | Photo by Sam Schipani…

August 7, 2019 4:52 pm

We tested 5 reef-safe sunscreens. Here is what we thought.

Photo by Julia Bayly Sunscreen is essential to protect against the harmful rays of the sun during summer fun, but…

August 7, 2019 1:51 pm

What are cover crops?

In the winter, many fields and garden plots lay fallow. Come spring, those spaces are usually filled with weeds. Cover…

August 6, 2019 5:04 pm