So you’re a new homesteader and you’ve successfully gone through one season with your livestock and all has gone well. Spring is arriving fast and you must prepare for baby lambs soon to be born on your new homestead. ALL new farmers / homesteaders find this phase of learning both exciting and stressful. Do NOT […]
I’ve always considered myself a cat person. Dogs are okay, but they are way too clingy and energetic, and I don’t like being “their” person. Plus the begging is annoying and you can’t just push them off the kitchen table like the cat because they are bigger. And they’re on the floor, not the table. […]
We’ve put a lot of thought into adding goats to our farm, and have been planning their entrance for almost two years. When considering goats, we selected Nigerian Dwarf Goats for a wide variety of reasons.
Are you thinking about adding Nigerian Dwarf goats to your farmstead this year? It’s best to identify your purpose for getting them before purchasing – here are some tips.
Goats are wonderful creatures that are fun to have around and offer a lot of benefits for a homestead, but there’s a catch — goats are not pets. Keeping them as pets is okay, but we need to always remember that goats are livestock just like cows, pigs, sheep, and all the others. Before keeping […]
Baby goats are some of the funnest critters to have around, but they aren’t without their challenges! Bottle feeding can be fun, but before you embark on that journey, there are some things you need to know…