It is pretty hard to believe that we are already here in the last week of 2016. It has still been less than a full year since we moved to our new farm and less than a full year since we’ve had goats (or anywhere near the number of chickens and geese we keep now). […]
As 2016 wraps up, we take a look back and give a sneak peak at the behind the scenes stories from the top 6 posts from 2016
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.
Read about our race to get thousands of garlic planted before the deep freeze, plowing new fields, dealing with clay soil, heating the house with wood, filling the pantry and other November activities from our homestead in Canada’s Maritimes.
Holistic management considers four fundamental and interelated processes that function within our ecosystem/environment: Water cycle Mineral cycle Energy cycle Community dynamics These processes are the foundation on which we can build our holistic goals. The holistic goal should be formulated around how we want to influence these processes, as any improvement in one will result […]
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 […]