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Backyard Goats

By Kim Robson: We love to discuss self-sustainability here at Green-Mom. Interest in raising backyard chickens and beekeeping has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years. Some folks are upscaling to fully self-contained, closed-loop backyard ecosystems. Fresh eggs and honey are wonderful, but how about goat milk and cheese? …

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Abused Dogs Gets New Leash On Life

By Kim Robson: “Court Case Dogs” are victims of neglect or abuse who have been rescued by police and animal control officers and are held as evidence in criminal court cases against their abusers. In partnership with Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC) and the City of Chicago, a program …

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Dog Racing Losing Popularity

 By Kim Robson: Horse racing still carries with it a veneer of glamour left over from its glory days. In the 1930s and 40s, well-dressed celebrities including Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour, W. C. Fields, Paulette Goddard, Ann Miller, Don Ameche, Ava Gardner, Red Skelton, Pat O’Brien, Clark Gable and Carole …

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Another Racehorse Dies at Del Mar Race Track

By Kim Robson: The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club is known as one of America’s most scenic racetracks. It is located on the edge of the Pacific Ocean in the seaside city of Del Mar, California, 20 miles north of San Diego. Known for its slogan, “Where The Turf Meets The …

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Dog Summer Safety Tips

By Kim Robson: As a new parent of a rescue dog, I want only the very best life for our new family member. As the “dog days” of summer are upon us, please remember these important summer safety tips for our canine friends. Never EVER, leave your pet in a closed …

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For the Love of Farm Animals

By Larraine Roulston: Such a clatter there was when Daisy and her Aunt Wee came to the barnyard, for everything was just awake and in the best of spirits. So begins the story of  “The Barnyard Clatter.” Farm animals are so important to us. They are among the first animals that …

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Rescue Dogs Help Veterans

By Kim Robson: United States military veterans are committing suicide at more than double the rate of the civilian population. Records from 48 states show that the annual suicide rate among veterans is about 30 for every 100,000 people, compared to a civilian rate of about 14 per 100,000. About …

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Backyard Chicken Being Abandoned Due to Infertility

By Kim Robson: Populations of urban chickens have been on the rise since the mid-2000s, as more and more people want to know where their food comes from and whether the animals they eat are free-range and hormone free. But sometimes, otherwise responsible backyard chicken enthusiasts find that the fun …

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FDA Issues Safety Rules for Pet Food

By Fredrica Syren:  For all of you whose best friend walks on four legs and might have a tail, good news is coming your way. Finally, the FDA has issued a statement saying they are working toward improvements in the safety of animal feed and pet food. The 2011 Food …

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Backyard Chickens-Something To Cluck About

 By Chef Centehua The sun is  just beginning its ascent when the hens let it be known they are ready to begin their morning activities. Chickens are creatures of the sun and they waste no time inside. We decided to get chickens three years ago and our flock grew quite quickly from …

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