How to Get Started Winter Bird Feeding

Feeding the birds in winter is a fun way to stay connected with nature, participate in some citizen science studies and maybe learn a thing or two. Winter is naturally a time when we spend more time indoors, but that doesn't mean we have to leave nature behind.
 
Find out how to get started winter bird feeding - what you'll need to feed the birds and what you'll need to see and identify them.
A white-throated sparrow.

Keeping Potted Rosemary Healthy All Year

In the language of herbs, the rosemary plant is known for remembrance. And if you’ve ever smelled the fresh piney scent of rosemary, it’s not likely something you’ll forget. Most herb gardeners grow this must-have plant in their gardens during the spring, summer and early fall. But what do you do with a healthy rosemary plant over the winter if you live in the north? 

Find out how to bring your rosemary plant indoors and enjoy it for the winter and beyond.
All the ingredients to repot this root-bound rosemary – a new bigger pot, pebbles, sand and soil.

A Guide to Cold-Hardy Chicken Breeds

What makes a cold-hardy chicken breed and why should you care? If you're currently living in an area that has cold winters, then cold-hardy chicken breeds are a must because of their ability to withstand the frigid temperatures.

Every year there are stories of folks that bought the wrong breed for their climate and experience losses, have unhealthy chickens, or end up bringing their birds inside where the climate is more moderate. Don’t let this happen to you! Make sure to pick a breed that will live comfortably in your climate and thrive. Your birds will thank you for it!

If you're currently living in an area that has cold winters, then cold-hardy chicken breeds are a must because of their ability to withstand the frigid temperatures.
Buff Brahma Hen

How to Make a Wine Cork Wreath

After the holidays or any time of year, making a wine cork wreath is a fun and crafty way to display wine corks you’ve saved over time. I love looking at my wreath and remembering fun trips that yielded a bottle, or two, of wine to enjoy later. 

Making a wine cork wreath is a fun and crafty way to display wine corks you’ve saved over time.

How to Make a Homemade Snow Globe

Make a DIY Chicken-Themed Snow Globe to Celebrate Your Flock


Homemade snow globes are popular these days for good reason. They are one of the most rustic and versatile crafts you can make. Both adults and kids love them. They can be themed in any way you like. And you can make them with or without water.

Homemade snow globes are popular these days for good reason. They can be themed in any way you like and you can make them with or without water.

How To Make Christmas Ornaments From Eggs

With all the beautifully colored eggs we have from our backyard flocks, why not take a few and turn them into Christmas ornaments. They require little crafting skill and are a great way to salvage eggs you're using for holiday baking.

With all the beautifully colored eggs we have from our backyard flocks, why not take a few and turn them into Christmas ornaments.

How to Make Zipper Christmas Tree Ornaments

Learn how to make these beautiful Christmas tree ornaments made from zippers and beads. They are a no-sew way for adults and kids-alike to decorate your tree and make a great present for friends and family. They add sparkle to your tree and are lightweight so they don't pull down branches. Here's how...

Learn how to make these beautiful Christmas tree ornaments made from zippers and beads.
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