While chances are good that most of us won’t ever need to suddenly leave our homes (thank goodness), it’s always good to have a general plan just in case. This is especially true for those living in areas prone to hurricanes or wild fires. Think of it this way: Most of us will also never […]
A good livestock guardian dog is one of the best investments you can make for your homestead, but it isn’t as simple as tossing any old dog out into the pasture and hoping for the best. This post is all about succeeding with a livestock guardian puppy and molding it into a successful mature guardian.
Aromatherapy is very common and has been practiced for a very long time. Using aromatherapy goes much farther than simply making your bathroom smell like lavender. In this post I share some of the basics of aromatherapy and its practical applications on the homestead.
Once you’re ready to add a dairy cow to your homestead, it can be tempting to seek out a cow that is already in milk and possibly one who no longer has her calf with her. It may seem ideal upfront, but it may not actually be the best idea to start out. These are […]
We’re bringing home our first cow ever thing year, and reflecting on the reasons why we want a cow — even though we already have dairy goats. Many things led to our decision to add a miniature Jersey cow to our homestead. Read on to see if a miniature cow might be right for you, […]
The rut is upon us, and that means it’s time to get your goats in tip-top shape so that they’re ready for fall breeding and spring kidding. There are three main areas to focus on that will ensure your goats are in prime condition for optimal health and fertility.