There’s always big projects and small projects on the homestead. It often bothers me that we have a 1,000 things going on and nothing is ever started and finished in one big swing. But I’ve learned that the farm is ALWAYS bigger than the man and it’s best to be flexible if you want to […]
Rotational systems are great for your pasture and livestock. But providing shelter for shade and bad weather can be a challenge as the animals move from field to field. Here’s a list of pros and cons, as well as pictures of our own mobile shelters in use on the farm.
A discussion of experiences installing and maintaining woven-wire and hi-tensile fencing for livestock–including the type of posts, type of installation tools, and future maintenance requirements for each with a list of supplies to keep on hand for repairs.
Goats are ornery; even though they are cute you can’t trust ’em. Here’s a story of how our goats got out.
When we moved to our homestead nearly 2 years ago, we wanted to get started with rotational grazing right away. The problem was that we had no perimeter fencing. Where there’s a will, there’s a way! Here is how we got started, despite no permanent fencing.