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.
Here on the farm we raise a little bit of everything. Well not really everything. But we do have quite a variety of animals. We have successfully raised goats for many years, a small herd of beef cattle and my sweet little herd of sheep. Did you think that you have to have a large […]
Livestock are an important part of a homestead. Protecting those animals is the same as protecting an investment. And if the investment is basically food production, that investment becomes very important. Introducing to you the Homestead Guard Donkey. Basically, there are few ways to protect your livestock whether it’s cattle, sheep or goats. Many people […]
Are you planning to hire a professional sheep shearer? There are some things you need to know before the big day and ways to ensure the day runs smoothly. Be ready, have the animals prepared and the sheep shearer will have a great time at your farm.
Owning livestock has huge benefits. Especially since meat prices today are always climbing higher at the local supermarket. Meat prices are not getting cheaper that is certain! So what to do about it? Many people when homesteading start off with chickens and there are a wide variety of sources on the internet that will help […]