Our farm is blanketed in beautiful snow and it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas! This is always an adventurous time of year, when we first start dealing with real cold and snow and see how the systems we set up on balmy fall days will work.
Last week we brought home Stanley, our new Livestock Guardian Dog puppy. We decided on a Livestock Guardian dog for our flock last year, after thinking about the best ways to protect our goats and poultry on our new, rural farm.
Adding goats to the farm was our first step towards keeping “livestock”. Larger mammals often require more work than poultry, but the rewards from keeping them can be equally increased. While we do not have plans to expand the farm (yet) to other larger beasts, it is interesting to take a look at the benefits […]
While we do consider a lot of our farm animals as “pets”, and they certainly are spoiled, the usual suspects and even some surprising additions all play a role in keeping the farm running. Even as we expand our farm, we are looking to add animals that benefit our land or livelihood and don’t just […]
It was September 8, 2015 that we closed on our new home. One year later and there is still plenty of work to do, but looking back we can realize just how many changes we have been able to make.
Summer is always a blur of activity, and this time of year the activity is focused on the coming months which won’t be as hospitable and warm. While we are making our home comfortable for the winer, it is also important to consider what the fowl need to stay healthy through the coming season.