This will be our third breeding season here at the homestead and while this makes us far from experts we have learned a thing or two about keeping a ram on the property. We have mostly learned through making mistakes and I would love to share them with you so you don’t have to learn […]
Roses are red, violets are blue… this is how we celebrate St. Valentine’s Day on the farm, how about you? A bit of a twist on this popular holiday with some history on St. Valentine and sharing some thoughts on the first lamb that made it from our pasture to freezer.
It doesn’t take a huge area to raise at least a portion of your own grass-fed meat. We have come up with a system that (with any luck) will result in two lambs worth of meat in our freezer come fall. There were definitely pros and cons to consider before jumping into this project. We […]
What is Coccidiosis? How does it affect small ruminants on a homestead? What are the symptoms of Coccidiosis? Click over to find out the answers to these questions and what you can do to help prevent and treat this parasite in your animals.
Selenium is essential for life. Selenium is needed for thyroid function, and the removal of toxins from the body. Even humans with low selenium struggle with joint problems – most often arthritis in the knees. In livestock selenium also presents as problems with movement. In fact, your sheep, goats, and cattle are going to have […]
If one of your lamb kids has a broken leg, here are some ways to help it mend naturally.