Animals on our Homestead 2017: It has been about 2 years since I did an updated post about the animals of our homestead.
Goat rescues and shelters. They aren’t as common as dog and cat rescues, but they exist. Finding a reputable goat rescue is a challenge at times, though. With goats not being as commonplace as house pets, some “rescues” take advantage of the eternal cuteness of goats to rack in the dough without truly helping the […]
Our first season with livestock has been full of learning, and our ducks have been some of our favorite bumbling, awkward, and endearing “teachers” to watch! The adventure with our Indian Runner Ducks and Cayuga Ducks is just beginning, but I hope that our “newbie homesteader” realizations about ducks can be a help to the […]
Are you considering raising backyard chickens? Are you filled with questions? Welcome to your one-stop-shop for all things you need to know about laying hens. We’ll cover the whole process from raising chicks, to taking care of juveniles, all the way to laying age and incubating eggs so you can start the whole process all […]
Yes, my dog is spoiled rotten. I make her shampoo for spa days and I use homemade flea collars on her to spare her nasty chemicals. We even make her food. Sometimes her dinner is fancier than mine. Yes, I get jealous at times, but she’s given me 16 years of companionship so she’s totally […]
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 […]