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 […]
A well stocked first aid kit is something every responsible animal owner should have. What items might your duck friends need in an emergency?
Keeping rabbits in a colony is a fantastic, natural way of raising rabbits. The only problem I have really encountered is their love of tipping their bowls over. The solution I have found is to make a J feeder and to make a hay rack for the rabbits. I also made another bin dispenser for […]
We chose top bar hives for two main reasons. First, it’s supposed to be a kinder, gentler, and easier way to keep bees. The other reason we went the top bar route is because it’s much cheaper! In the wild, bees will build a hive anywhere they think is safe and secure. Usually that’s inside […]
Rabbits might be small but they pack a lot of fluff onto those tiny bodies! It can be alarming when you check on your rabbit and find fur all over the place. What can cause your rabbit to suddenly pull out fur and when should you seek veterinary care for this?
I never thought I’d be a crazy chicken lady, especially after a childhood in which the closest I got to “nature” was mowing the backyard for $5, yet here I am. After five years and fifteen chickens, I’ve learned that they’re funny and fascinating creatures, and that starts from the moment they’re born. Our latest […]