Keeping animals outdoors often means a gathering of pesky flies in our barn, yard, or both. Flies are an inevitability as we move into the spring and summer months. Flystrike can take a bunny’s life quickly, but you can prevent that. Keep flies out of her hutch with herbs and other natural means, and she’ll […]
Rotational systems are great for your pasture and livestock. But providing shelter for shade and bad weather can be a challenge as the animals move from field to field. Here’s a list of pros and cons, as well as pictures of our own mobile shelters in use on the farm.
Got long-haired cats? Got mats in your cat’s fur? These can be difficult to remove, especially when an old cat can no longer groom herself–it can really get out of control! Learn how to remove mats easily from her fur.
Having a lot of animals at home can be a lot harder even than having kids in the home. If you are keen on ensuring that you look after them well, you will need to be prepared for this kind of life to do so. In this article, we are going to help you prepare […]
Though we are considering adding meat rabbits to our homestead, our two Polish rabbits are strictly pets. Even so, they are a huge boon to our homestead for one simple reason: They poop. A lot. And their manure is gold for the garden. Why and how to use rabbit manure in the garden. It’s one […]
Excited about buying baby chicks? There’s nothing cuter or cuddlier or more fun to watch! However, like most babies, they require special equipment, and there’s things you may not have thought of to have on hand in case of emergencies. Click the link below to find out more…