Rabbit Nutrition

By Dr. Susan Dyer Rabbit nutrition is a very important aspect of rabbit care. Rabbits are considered a “hind gut fermenter.” They not only have a simple stomach, but have modified their cecum into a large compartment for the processing of fiber. Fiber does not...

My Life with Buddy

Bobbe Mc Intyre Sugar Hill , New Hampshire It was the morning of May 20th, 2011 that Buddy died. He was 3 months shy of 12 years old and I loved him dearly. Buddy was a wild bird, a Cedar Waxwing. Some people may say that he was “just a bird” , but to me, he was more...

Fish Tails

We’re starting to think Fall, and all the things associated with it. Many find this time of year a great one to get into a new hobby, or back into an old one. For many this means fish season. I’m not talking about going to the pond or local river to set up a pole, I’m...

Starling God

“In an era when entire ecosystems the world over are under unprecedented assault, the acclaimed children’s and adults’ author Tanya Sousa has written the perfect story for our times. Part fable, part natural history, and beautifully written throughout, THE...

Spring Means Baby Chicks

As the days grow longer and the sap starts to run, we look forward to the arrival of perhaps one of the most beloved symbols of spring: the arrival of the baby chicks! In my mind there are very few things that signify the coming of the season than the “peep, peep,...

The Alpaca Lifestyle

Alpaca…And Then Some By Bill Ley, Parris Hill Farm I’ve always taken pride in the fact that I know a little bit about everything. But when it came to alpacas, I realized how wrong I was. Sure, if I was in the first round of The National Spelling Bee I could spell...