Our 2019 schedule has been planned! Around September and October is when we breed our goats, so here is our planned 2019 kidding schedule. Each year we strive to make our herd better and I am hoping we are going to have some awesome kids born here next year!
There are many threats to your chicken flock. Providing your chickens with a coop will help to ensure their safety from many types of predators or conditions. Keeping them safe is a struggle that many farmers have. I’ve had chickens for many years and seen first hand the threats that chickens can face. Want to […]
Pigs produce up to 10 pounds of manure each day. That’s so much pig manure. Every. Single. Day. This means that pig manure adds up fast. What should you do with all of that pig manure? If you have pigs, you need to make sure that your are managing that manure properly. Read on to […]
Do you have a rooster with large spurs? I’ve been asked about rooster spurs and if they are something that can be trimmed. Did you know that you can trim them or eliminate them completely? Rooster spurs are a natural thing on a rooster, and even some types of exotic hens. When you look at […]
As an animal scientist, agriculture teacher and hog farmer, I get asked questions about pigs all of the time. If you have pigs on your farm, odds are that you (at some point) will be expecting piglets. If that’s the case, then you will find yourself with a pregnant gilt or sow as well. In this […]
Duck eggs are big and bold and packed with protein and other essential nutrients. They are the perfect ingredient for bakers, and a constant source of food for self-sufficient homesteaders. Here’s everything you need to know about duck eggs, how to use them, and the truth about how they taste, and what they’re best used […]