During periods when laying is at its best, you even stand to make a profit by selling eggs. With a little luck, you’ll be able to cover the costs of getting started in no time. That is, of course, unless your hens stop laying.
Did you know you can grow your own silk from your own silkworms? Well you can! Add silkworms to your backyard farm as a source of income, a child’s science project, or anything in between. Silkworms eat mulberry leaves, and they do not leave their food source. They can be reared in open boxes with […]
We recently started a YouTube series on beginning beekeeping. Much of this is stuff I learned along the way… stuff I wish I had known up front. This is just my attempt to put it all in one place for folks, so they don’t have to scour the internet for basic info.
We have been needing a new goat shelter for our pygmy nannies. We have 5 goats in a large pen but their old shelter was in disarray and needed a new shelter before kidding starts in early March. We make our goat shelters fairly small for a reason. When the shelters are big, there are […]
If you raise pigs for meat, one of the problems you’ll be faced with is choosing a boar to breed to or to purchase for your farm. There are many things that you should take into consideration before choosing a boar. This article will get you started in the process of choosing the best boar […]
While chickens do make lovely pets, most people are lured into chicken keeping by the promise of delicious fresh eggs provided daily by their flock. When that doesn’t happen and you have to *gasp* buy eggs at the grocery store in disgrace it’s natural to start wondering what you are doing wrong! One of the […]