Water can be a big issue in the winter time. Last fall we installed heated automatic watering troughs. What a difference this made for me and the time it takes me to do chores. (It also helped cut down chore time in the summer). A little preparation in the fall can help create an easier […]
Here’s the cold, hard fact: we are not doing our jobs well when it comes to selectively breeding our livestock. In general, we are creating a gene pool of weak, needy, hard keeping animals. Doing so serves our soft-hearted idealism and shallow desires in the short run, but it does nothing but harm in the […]
So many times, as we share bits and pieces of our lives with our readers, the nitty gritty homestead truths are cut from the final edit. Maybe they aren’t added at all. The final post about a day in our lives is usually meant to entertain, to encourage and to give you a glimpse of […]
Thinking about getting chickens but not sure if it’s right for you? Here are 10 reasons why everyone should keep backyard chickens – even if you live in town!
Rabbits can be a great addition to a homestead. They provide meat, fur, and fertilizer. Are rabbits right for you?
Three years ago, I abandoned the suburban life I’d live for 30 years and moved my family to 5+ acres in the Tennessee countryside. Now, with cows to milk, sheep to graze, pigs to feed, rabbits to breed, baby chicks to brood, and chicken eggs to gather, I am as happy and fulfilled – and […]