Preparing a cow for artificial insemination can be a daunting task. This blog post looks at the basic steps of preparing your cow to be artificially inseminated.
I think having family milk cow is one of the best additions to a homestead. A family milk cow can offer so many benefits to your farm and family. There are so many reasons that it would be hard for me to state them all so I’m going to share my top 6 reason with […]
November’s post talks about how our bees did after the first Minnesota snow storm, our decision and commitment to purchase Galloway cattle, the challenges we are facing with predators and more as I attempt to make this transition from the Military life to a life on a farm.
In this homesteading, natural living, real food life, we are all about growing our own food. We choose to pasture raise livestock for our meats and dairy. Like many others, we believe that this is the healthiest option for our family. This is part of why we started farming in the first place.
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 […]