Fall is still a busy time for Northern gardeners and homesteaders. Getting ready for Winter, at the same time as cleaning out the gardens and preserving the last baskets of vegetables = long busy days. But we need to get ready for the snow to fly! Here are the important things we need to get […]
Homesteading is a really wonderful thing. You raise your own food. You have your livestock. You are well on your way to being self-sufficient. The homesteading blogs and books paint such a great picture of a rosy life. Sure it may be some hard work, but really how hard can it be? People just have […]
It’s time to start thinking about putting up hay for your livestock this winter. There are pro’s and con’s to small and large bales, as well as round verses rectangle. Do you know which size is right for you?
We all run into problems on our homestead but often the toughest to deal with are livestock health issues. Here’s what we did when one of our ducks came down with a respiratory infection including what medication we used, where we got it, and how we administered it.
Baby goats are one of the best part of goat husbandry but you don’t want kidding season to take you unawares. Be sure to gather all the information you can BEFORE your baby goats start arriving. Here are some tips and trick and things to think about.
Goats will breed easily and readily if left alone, but there are some important things to be aware of when it comes to breeding goats. From length of gestation to proper timing and weight limits of breeding, here is All You Need to Know About Breeding Goats!