Once you’re ready to add a dairy cow to your homestead, it can be tempting to seek out a cow that is already in milk and possibly one who no longer has her calf with her. It may seem ideal upfront, but it may not actually be the best idea to start out. These are […]
Fodder feeding sprouted grains to your backyard livestock is a great way to decrease feed costs while giving your chickens, goats, or rabbits a yummy treat. Sprouted grains don’t have as many anti-nutrients, they have more nutrition, they are more filling, you need less feed overall, and animals love the fresh food. I start and […]
I have heard about fermenting chicken feed for quite some time now but was hesitant to try it. I had a fermented foods issue years back that left my kitchen smelling horrible for a week! I did not want to repeat that again, so I completely avoided the idea until about 2 months ago. I […]
Learning backyard butchery can be an intimidating process. This post gives five great tips on things to consider before getting started from finding the proper tools to organizing the cuts.
If you’re considering cattle as an addition to your homestead, you’re probably well on your way to total self-sufficiency — if you’re not there already. Chickens, ducks, goats, and sheep are all good starting animals. Just like with each species, cows have their own unique needs. Being able to make sure you can care for […]
As a homesteader are you ever wondering what you can do with all the natural resources on your farm? Do you butcher your own livestock? This article covers what you can do with the raw materials that come along with butchering livestock or deer. Learn all the things you can do with carcasses that are […]