PHOTO: Susan BrackneyClocking in at 600,000 Scoville heat units, the ghost pepper used to be the world’s hottest pepper. Until Ed Currie crossed a ghost pepper with a habanero, that is.The result? A blistered-looking—and blisteringly hot—hot pepper. The Carolina Reaper measures 1.569 million Scoville heat units.
Home /News & Trending /Good Husbandry Grants AvailablePhoto by Rachael BruggerPreference for the Animal Welfare Approved Good Husbandry Grants will be given to poultry-genetics projects.Animal Welfare Approved, an organization certifying farmers that raise animals according to high welfare standards, has made Good Husbandry Grants available to AWA-certified farmers for projects improving the welfare of farm animals.
PHOTO: Leslie J. Mehrhoff/University of ConnecticutDo you make room in your garden for flowers? Last year, I let go of my need for a purpose for every plant and encouraged beauty, as well. Lo and behold, the vegetables did better. We spent more time in the garden as a family, collecting flowers to decorate the dinner table right along with the evening’s salad.
By Audrey PaviaAbout the AuthorA freelance equine writer, Audrey Pavia is a former editor of Horse Illustrated and author of Horses for Dummies. She has trained in western, hunt seat and dressage, and competes in NATRC-sponsored competitive trail riding. Audrey resides in Norco, California, with her foundation-bred Appaloosa gelding, Confetti’s Valentine.
PHOTO: iStock/ThinkstockFlies, especially of the biting variety, can drive goats (and goat keepers) to distraction. Here are some of the fly types you may come in contact with on your farm, and what you can do to stop them before they become a nuisance.1. Stable FliesA stable fly looks a lot like a common housefly, but it has a stiletto-like proboscis that extends beyond its head and is used to pierce the host’s skin and feed on blood.
Home /Crops /4 Herbs You Can Find During a Winter ForagePHOTO: Red Junasun/FlickrCall me crazy, but one of my favorite times of the year to forage is winter. Yes, you can find things growing in the winter, and I love the clarity that the fallen leaves and winter chill brings to the forest. Winter is a particularly good time to search out medicinal trees and evergreens, but there are other plants you can search for, too.