Backyard farmers have to deal with the elements, drought, and disease, the same as large farmers. But the biggest challenge backyard farmers face is one large farms don’t generally have to contend with – neighbors. When farming in the suburbs, you are lucky if you have half or maybe a full acre. Often you have […]
While we do consider a lot of our farm animals as “pets”, and they certainly are spoiled, the usual suspects and even some surprising additions all play a role in keeping the farm running. Even as we expand our farm, we are looking to add animals that benefit our land or livelihood and don’t just […]
One of the most ubiquitous and easy to grow herbs, mint is a wonderful way to get started on a herb garden. Helpful, fragrant, and requiring little attention, mint will flourish in your garden and your main concern in growing it will be preventing it from spreading too much.
Making apple cider vinegar with apple scraps from a recipe could not be easier. It’s no mess, no worry, and it uses up leftover materials that otherwise would be thrown in the trash. Not only will you not be wasting the remains of the apple, but the resulting vinegar will be pure and unpasteurized, the […]
A tasty herb to add to a kitchen garden with some unexpected health benefits, tarragon is certainly something to consider when putting together your garden. Tarragon is closely related to sunflowers and this can be seen in its happy yellow flowers when left to blossom.
As many of our regular readers know, adding a small herd of dairy goats is next on our list to expand our growing farm. To this end, we’ve put ourselves on the list for two does and a wether (neutered male) from a local Nigerian Dwarf goat farm.