A chicken saddle is a simple to make and useful tool that every chicken keeper should have. This is a pattern for a quick and easy saddle that requires very little sewing. A saddle can help prevent loss of feathers from overly rambunctious roosters and can protect your hens from injury from pecking.
Honestly, there has never been a greater joy for me than to raise animals on a farm. We work with many new homesteaders/farmers and there is often an apprehension of raising livestock. This appears to mainly be due to the fear of knowledge necessary to do it. That response is indicative of our nation’s separation […]
Our experience with raising pigs was a good one. In fact, we absolutely loved having them on our homestead. Our four Berkshire pigs were so entertaining to watch that we soon started referring to our relaxation time on the porch as “pig TV”. The pigs taught us lessons over the spring, summer and autumn and […]
Honesty, I can’t imagine a better month than April; maybe October when the fall leaves are so vibrant your heart stops. But truly, April is the month of re-birth. Aries is the first sign symbolizing to boldly go forth. I am an Aries and April is indeed my month. But, on the farm, April also […]
HiBar Ranch, Farm and Forest has just began kidding season. Learn about kids arriving this season with our first set of twins born last night. The temperature was a low 32 degrees so we share pictures and step by step actions we took this morning due to the severe chill/shivering the twins were experiencing.
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 […]