Since starting this blog, I have received numerous opportunities to branch out and try new things. I was invited to participate in a gardening blog series this summer with some very talented ladies. I also co-host a weekly blog hop with some of the best home renovators and tablescapers out there. I’ve also been running […]
Last week we brought home Stanley, our new Livestock Guardian Dog puppy. We decided on a Livestock Guardian dog for our flock last year, after thinking about the best ways to protect our goats and poultry on our new, rural farm.
Battling frozen waters for your chickens and other outside animals can make the winter feel miserable. However, never fear, warm water hope is out there! If you have electricity available, there are multiple heated water options to keep those waters unfrozen. If you don’t have electricity available, there are still some simple (and cheap) ways […]
Andrew I are deeply concerned about keeping GMO corn and soy out of our diets, and we endeavor to do the same for the animals we share our lives with. They can’t control what we choose to feed them, so it’s our responsibility to be aware of what’s on their dinner plates. (Especially if we […]
While we do consider a lot of our farm animals as “pets”, and they certainly are spoiled, the usual suspects and even some surprising additions all play a role in keeping the farm running. Even as we expand our farm, we are looking to add animals that benefit our land or livelihood and don’t just […]
Dogs are awesome. They provide companionship, can protect you, and they are almost always thrilled to see you.Dogs are a staple member of the farm and homestead team, and they have been since humans started to settle down. Let’s look at some specific roles for our canine friends on a homestead.