If your are considering the addition of small animals or livestock to your homestead or farm, consider the dairy goat. Goats are hardy and thrive with attentive simple care. Their size makes them easier to handle than other livestock. Because of their size, the space and feed needed to maintain goats is more practical and less […]
Understanding FAMACHA scoring could mean the difference between life and death of your sheep or goat herd. FAMACHA scoring is used for detecting the level of a parasite load in sheep and goats. If you have sheep or goats, understanding FAMACHA scoring is essential to keeping them healthy. Make sure that you know how to […]
Living in the northeast, most farms we know kid in the coldest months of winter. There are a lot of important reasons for this. Kids born during the winter are known to be healthier and hardier – the lack of active parasites in the soil, absence of humidity in the air, and lots of active […]
Our 2019 schedule has been planned! Around September and October is when we breed our goats, so here is our planned 2019 kidding schedule. Each year we strive to make our herd better and I am hoping we are going to have some awesome kids born here next year!
There are many threats to your chicken flock. Providing your chickens with a coop will help to ensure their safety from many types of predators or conditions. Keeping them safe is a struggle that many farmers have. I’ve had chickens for many years and seen first hand the threats that chickens can face. Want to […]
Pigs produce up to 10 pounds of manure each day. That’s so much pig manure. Every. Single. Day. This means that pig manure adds up fast. What should you do with all of that pig manure? If you have pigs, you need to make sure that your are managing that manure properly. Read on to […]