Among the reasons not to spray your garden with pesticides or general bug killers is that there are some bugs in your garden that are actually helping to keep your plants healthy. “Good bugs” are all of the little guys that like to eat the types of bugs that eat your plants, and many good […]
It is amazing how fast goslings and chicks grow up. Our first batch of chicks is now six weeks old, while the ones we hatched here are approaching four weeks. The goslings, meanwhile, are five weeks old. Here is a little bit about how the aging process works for both chickens and geese.
Backyard livestock is a hot topic these days. Can livestock really be raised in a traditional backyard? Yes, and you’ll be amazed what you can do! I have narrowed it down to 5 backyard livestock that can work for a board range of those backyard farming in neighborhoods…even HOAs! Whatever backyard livestock you decide upon […]
If you have an established flock of chickens, introducing them to your new chicks is a careful process. Once your chicks are about six weeks old they are big enough to tolerate the environmental challenges of living outdoors, but they may still face a difficult time integrating with the much bigger, usually bad tempered, hens. […]
The Farmer’s Almanac has been published and read for more than 200 years. The first copy came on the market during George Washington’s presidency, in 1792. Since then the almanac has become a household name and a treasured read by many. But surprisingly many people, even backyard homesteaders, don’t read this annual publication. So today […]
The homesteading heart and soul, do you have them? You certainly don’t need acres of land to be a homesteader; though there are days I’d like to have that. The essence of the homesteader is so much more than country living. So what is the homesteading heart and soul? What really makes you a homesteader? […]