Who doesn’t like giving their dogs treats, amIright? I can feel the gratitude from my dogs when they receive a treat – but all three of our dogs have struggled with weight gain after spay and neuter, and controlling what they eat is important to me. These guys are part of the family and we […]
There’s no pain like when you lose your best friend. We recently lost our very best companion and my heart is still hurting. Buddy was my best friend from the day we brought him home and he remained that way right until the end. I could never thank him enough for all he did for […]
This is a story of one the most rewarding days in my life. It involves rescuing sick kittens, caring for them and finding a qualified home after fearing they might die in my hands… Discovering a frightened lost dog who had been missing for several days after running away from a pet sitter… And a […]
While traditionally thought of as a meat animal on many homesteads rabbits also make awesome pets. When they’re not kept in tiny backyard hutches you can really see all their individual personalities. They can be just as loving as dogs and cats if you put in the time and effort. They also have some alternative […]
Pets can be a controversial issue among homesteaders. There are those of us that name all our chickens, teach them tricks, and even put little costumes on them. Then there are those who don’t keep any animal that does’t “pay for its keep” and there are homesteaders everywhere in between. Learn about the benefits of […]
Planning the construction of a new homestead can be a difficult task. One of the first big questions we have been struggling with is just how big this house is going to be. Are tiny houses really right for homesteaders?