Garden Style: Playful Pets

Broadcasting the week of 10-15-12
In this episode of P. Allen Smith Gardens we're exploring the world of pets. Not just cats and dogs, but goats, chickens and songbirds too. Discover why raising goats is rewarding and learn about some of the poultry at the Garden Home Retreat. Plus see how to make a treat that will attract birds to your garden.

Features in this Episode

Tasty Treats for the Tweets
A great way to invite birds into your garden is to make these really easy bird seed treats. You only need a few ingredients and before you know it, birds will be coming from miles around to feast in your garden. Get the instructions.

Silver Laced Wyandotte Chicken
A gentle breed bred to be cold tolerant, a few Silver Laced Wyandottes in your backyard will provide you with all the eggs you need. Watch a video about these chickens.

Garden to Table: Homemade Goat Cheese
Ever wonder how goat cheese is made. Susan Harper explains how she makes cheese with her backyard goats. Watch the video of Susan making goat cheese.

People and Places

There are a few perks to having goats around. Susan Harper tells us why she raises French Alpine goats in her backyard in Eldorado, Arkansas. Watch Susan's video about raising goats.

Marjorie Bender with the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy visits the Garden Home Retreat to check out the heritage turkeys and explains how we as consumers can support efforts to preserve them.

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