Building a new goat barn has been on our to-do list for a long time. We’ve done a lot of discussing and brainstorming, trying to resolve problems I have with our current set-up. I thought we had a good floor plan until one day Dan said, “How about a round barn?” We came up with […]
For years I’d been puzzled by mysterious deaths of young goats. With another sick goat on my hands, I scoured the internet for answers. I finally hit upon what I think is the problem, and the answer.
If you’ve read Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer, then you are familiar with whitewash. I always thought of it as simply old-fashioned, homemade paint, but I have learned it is also a non-poisonous, non-toxic way to help control insects in chicken coops, barns, and more.
Who doesn’t love violets? Historically they have been prized for color and for perfume. Even their Latin name, Viola odorata, hints of that. They are a medicinal herb too, commonly used as a syrup for respiratory complaints, as a traditional herbal treatment for malignant tumors, as a mouthwash (infusion) for mouth ulcers and throat infections, […]