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.
What is it about social media that is so addicting? Why can’t we go a single day without scrolling mindlessly through our newsfeeds? It’s time for me to take a detox from social media, and to spend less time being mindless so I can spend more time being mindful. If you think it’s time for […]
Pigs get a bad rap as being smelly, dirty, destructive — and on and on. And truthfully if they’re not done right, they can be all of those things. Pigs, perhaps more than any other species, need adequate space if you don’t want them to stink to high heaven and live in literal slop 24/7. […]
Here’s the cold, hard fact: we are not doing our jobs well when it comes to selectively breeding our livestock. In general, we are creating a gene pool of weak, needy, hard keeping animals. Doing so serves our soft-hearted idealism and shallow desires in the short run, but it does nothing but harm in the […]