I begged my husband for goats. I pretty much demanded them, I’m ashamed to say. I pleaded. I cried. My poor husband. He didn’t really like them much…but he got them for me anyway. Our first go around (yes, we’ve done this twice–I’m determined), we got Pygmies. They didn’t work out very well, actually, for […]
Horses are often a common animal on a homestead – whether as a pet or recreational animal or as a plow-puller or form of transportation. A first aid kit is a necessity on any farm and is often something you should have handy before you need it. Build a kit for both the barn, and the trailer […]
Raising pigs on your homestead can provide quality meat for your family and can be an enjoyable experience. Before you dive in though, you should really educate yourself about what to expect while raising pigs and how to prepare for their arrival first.
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.
How to hack a dog that has killed a chicken. I’ve used this method on a husky, husky mix, and wolf dog and all three are now left alone unsupervised with chickens!
Raising and caring for homestead animals is such a joy, but the thought of ending the lives of animals we love can be very difficult. Is it really necessary to butcher your own homestead animals to provide meat for your family? Kevin and Sarah answer questions about the necessity of processing your homestead animals while […]