There comes a time when you need to help an animal give birth. Are you prepared for the mental tole that it can take to handle a complicated birth? It is stressful, and having faith is the only way to get by.
It is fascinating to learn that goats and sheep were the first domesticated livestock on the planet, taking place around 10,500 years ago. This article covers the history of domestication of both goats and sheep and how this cultural shift transformed humanity and civilization as we know it. Enjoy a fascinating journey into ancient history! […]
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 […]
So you’re a new homesteader and you’ve successfully gone through one season with your livestock and all has gone well. Spring is arriving fast and you must prepare for baby lambs soon to be born on your new homestead. ALL new farmers / homesteaders find this phase of learning both exciting and stressful. Do NOT […]
Spring is a hectic time of year for homesteaders as the pace of things quicken in preparation for spring. This article captures the daily life at HiBar Ranch, Farm and Forest, taking you through the Spring activities they are going on at the farm: From new lambs, to impending birth of kids (goats), pasture clearing, […]
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.