Two years in the making. We’ve dreamed. We’ve imagined. Guys, it’s finally gonna happen. We are getting our very own milking cow! As excited as we are to talk about the expansion of our homestead, the milking cow isn’t what this post is about. Well, not really. This fall we’ve been busy reclaiming an old […]
Today you are getting Zoologist Jessica instead of Homesteader Jessica. For those of you that don’t know, I went to school for zoology, but decided that I didn’t want to live in a city, which is what led me to farming. One important aspect of animal care they taught me about in college was animal […]
We’re bringing home our first cow ever thing year, and reflecting on the reasons why we want a cow — even though we already have dairy goats. Many things led to our decision to add a miniature Jersey cow to our homestead. Read on to see if a miniature cow might be right for you, […]
Pigs get a bad rap as being smelly, dirty, destructive — and on and on. And truthfully if they’re not done right, they can be all of those things. Pigs, perhaps more than any other species, need adequate space if you don’t want them to stink to high heaven and live in literal slop 24/7. […]
Are you thinking about adding pigs to your homestead? Pigs are a great homestead animal but there are a few things you should know before you get started.
Whether it is hay or horses, when it comes to livestock, there is no doubting the fact that you will need a towing vehicle. However, with so many brands, and options to choose from, how do you know which vehicle will fit your needs? This article provides insight into what to look for in your […]