Last week we took in three new African geese. These lovely ladies are proven layers, adults between two and five years of age. We got them from a nearby farm since we are unsure of the genders of our current flock, and also cannot resist a good deal on a goose.
So you are thinking of “homesteading”? Before you till up your front yard, purchase a hundred acres, or – most importantly – invest in any farmyard animals – stop and think about what you want to get from farming, and the pros and cons of doing so in your situation. Farming is not for everyone, […]
Sage is a beautiful decorative plant and has been used for medicinal and culinary purposes for centuries. Since the Middle Ages, sage has been cultivated for its many useful qualities. It is a hardy perennial that comes in a variety of colors making it both decorative and helpful.
Our harvests are starting to slow down and the overnights are becoming crisp. We are starting to think about fall crops and winterizing our coop and home, but we are still having some beautiful days and wonderful bounties from the garden.
They are beautiful, tall, and easy to grow – but did you know that sunflowers are also great for your health?
One of the most important ways to ensure a harmonious flock is making sure that your hen/rooster ratio is reasonable. Multiple roosters will squabble and even kill each other when competing for too few hen’s affections. Many towns have ordinances against roosters because of their before-dawn crowing, and it’s always a good idea to check […]