About the Author

Steph Merkle

Steph Merkle is the Digital Content & Community Director for Countrysde. She tends to her raised bed gardens, raises a mixed flock of egg layers, and keeps honey bees on her four acres in southeastern Wisconsin. As a Colorado native, Steph spent her childhood in the remote San Luis Valley, the largest agricultural alpine valley in the United States. Growing up in the valley made Steph appreciate the scarcity of water in a semi-arid climate and the mounting demands on this limited resource. Steph spent her summers working as a landscaper focused on xeriscaping practices as well as lending a hand on her grandparents’ tree nursery. Steph enjoys traveling as far and wide as her pocketbook allows and spending time with her husband and two young children.
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Articles by Steph Merkle

Buy One Fresh Frenzy Get One 50% Off
September 10, 2019 · · Partner Perks

Happy Hens is proud to partner with Backyard Poultry to offer a buy one get one 50% off deal!

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How to Connect with Our Poultry Experts
September 3, 2019 · · Ask The Expert

Ask our poultry experts about your flock’s health, feed, production, housing and more! Please note that although our team has dozens of years of experience, we are not licensed veterinarians. …

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Poultry Guide Collection
September 3, 2019 · · Members Only

Need some support with your flock? Take a look in one of our helpful poultry guides!

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