As winter begins to draw to a close, our thoughts shift to spring and the new possibilities for our homestead. The seed and poultry magazines are beginning to arrive in our mailboxes, and farm stores are starting to sound with the familiar chirp of chicks. Since spring is a time of new beginning, there is […]
New goat owners are sometimes unsure about whether or not they want their goats to have horns. While it is ultimately a personal decision, this blog post looks at five reasons why dairy goats should be disbudded and the risks associated with horns.
In this blog we go through the thought process for choosing poultry for a integrated self sustainable farm in the Northern United States. Poultry are chosen for the ability to do well in extreme cold temperatures, ability to provide eggs and meat as well as foraging ability for pest and weed control of crops.
Wondering how to best take care of your chickens in the winter? This article explores all the options for keeping your flock through the winter months. From whether or not you should use a light in the coop to what kind of bedding and feed changes you should (or shouldn’t make).
Follow these simple tips to prepare your coop for the cold winter months. Whether you are new to chickens are a seasoned pro, giving your coop a good once-over will be worth the afternoon of effort. Ensure you have a healthy flock all winter long and a good supply of eggs by keeping your hens […]
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.