Growing sprouts for backyard chickens is a wonderful way to supplement their diet, especially if they aren’t free-ranging. What I am talking about is NOT fodder. I’ve seen fodder grow in popularity lately and I love the concept; but my backyard farming friends have had mold, flies and mice in their fodder. So I decided […]
Geese are a unique and rewarding fowl for you farm. Goslings have different requirements from chicks – and, in all honesty, the sooner that goslings are ready to graduate from brooder to coop, the better. If you are planning on adding geese to your flock, make sure that you have appropriate space for them both […]
Making chive blossom vinegar is very easy, and all you need to start is a type of vinegar (I prefer white wine because the color becomes more rich) and some chive blossoms. Since chives are hardy, easy to grow plants, many people can have an abundance of blossoms with very little effort. The amount needed […]
Here are our farm we now have five breeds of geese represented, but there are many more to choose from if you are thinking of getting goslings. There are currently twelve species of geese recognized by the American Poultry Association’s Standard of Perfection, which is used to sanction poultry shows. Here are a few of […]
When keeping bees in a top bar hive, you need to check on them regularly and make sure that the hive is in good health. Top bar hives require some more attention than the Langstroth variety because the bees may start making comb in a manner that makes it difficult to harvest, and you have […]
Plants can be grown for their healing purposes as well as nutrition. Here’s a list of what we have in our herb garden this year, and some of their uses as remedies.