Homesteading with Heritage Breeds

Heritage breeds are a great option for those with a small acreage. These old-fashioned heritage breeds are hardy and versatile. In addition to preserving the genetic diversity of these wonderful heritage breeds, one Ohio couple is enjoying the rich bounty of nutritious and flavorful food they produce.

heritage chickens
Heritage breeds of livestock, like this pair of Dorking chickens, make a great addition to a back yard or a place in the country.
Photo by Mary Lou Shaw