Sowing tiny seeds for fall crops is easy with discarded plastic seedling trays and strips of fabric for lifting soil cubes.
The greenhouse takes shape with the help of family.
Keeping bees with neighbors in the city or the burbs.
Immigrating to Canada can be a daunting process, but the Canadian government provides resources to help.
The flavor and shelf life of the milk you sell directly to consumers are directly impacted by how the milk is produced and handled on your farm. Here are my best practices for handling and producing the highest-quality, most delicious milk on the farm.
Temporary brooder setup for CSP, chicks in Gossamer Foundation's office (in February).
Kristen learns more about poultry and rabbit shelters, and salting hay at Polyface Farm.
With its recent FDA approval, the first LiLi pasteurizer was purchased for use at a New York micro dairy.
Richmond, Virginia, legalized chickens in 2013. Since then, cities and towns have joined in legalizing family flock. The organizers of the Richmond Home and Garden Show (one of the largest on the East Coast) wanted to feature chickens and offered us free booth space.
Propolis is becoming a very popular “bee product” in the natural health arena. The fact that it is produced in nature does not make a product sustainable. We must always be aware of the toll that the harvest of that product makes on the organism that creates it.
The dream, the drive and now the doing.
Experienced LGD owners can easily come up with a list of myths, misconceptions, and misinformation about their dogs. A quick glance at various LGD forums, email lists, or Facebook pages will reveal that these misconceptions are not only widespread but they are also responsible for the majority of problems new LGD owners find themselves in.
How having a rhythm and routine assists in accomplishing difficult tasks.
If you have dairy goats and plan on getting milk, inevitably you have to deal with difficult kiddings. Most of the time, you walk in the barn and there’s mom and her kids staring at you, all dripping from birth slime. To be honest, that’s how I like it. All I have to do is dry the kids, tie off the umbilical cord, and dip it in iodine.
When HOMEGROWN Life blogger and Pennsylvania mama Michelle Wire discovered a hidden treasure on her property, she found a new appreciation for her home along with it.
Building a greenhouse out of an old carport destined for the dump.
Ilene White Freedman contemplates sharing goat milk with the nursing kid.
Learn how to use a well bucket in a drilled well to get water without electricity.
Lessons learned from my first week as a summer intern at Polyface Farm.
Learn how to make a scarecrow from scrap materials that moves and makes noise to keep deer, squirrels, rabbits and crows out of the garden.
Here I describe the honey harvest and how it varies from year to year.
The old goat barn must go! Follow the progress as we choose how to best replace an aging (and dangerous) structure for livestock housing. Pole barns are an economical alternative to traditional framed barns, are long lasting and multipurpose. You can even live in one!
Choices are available when it comes to feeding a new package of honeybees. Three of the options are discussed in this post. Choose the one that is right for you.
Jennifer Ford of Bees of the Woods Apiary will discuss honeybee swarms, and how to try to prevent your bees from swarming.
Do you know where your Goat is NOW? A quick overview over fencing materials, fencing type, fencing do's and don'ts.