Sheep





5/12/2009
Raise lambs for meat without the hassle of shearing wool.
4/22/2013
Sheepskin rug keeps a childhood story alive.
9/4/2008
You can learn to spin wool yarn, and make an easy-to-use spinning wheel from an old bicycle wheel.
2/15/2013
How I use baking soda to treat my ram that is prone to bloat.
9/3/2008
Jenna has three new sheep on the homestead and she's already learning a lot.
3/4/2011
Feel protected in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week! Plus, learn more about guard dogs and Great Pyrenees dogs.
3/17/2014
HOMEGROWN Life blogger and Maine dairy farmer Dyan Redick recounts a poignant start to lambing season on Bittersweet Heritage Farm.
7/23/2014
An unexpected lambing during mid-summer.
7/30/2010
Organic, sustainable, recycled, fair-trade, and naturally dyed yarns are our focus.
3/9/2012
A new farmer builds a great sheep shelter out of free stuff and learns where not to put it.
6/8/2012
Taking your sheep's fleeces to a finished yarn product ready for your winter projects
6/11/2012
making a serviceable yarn from your sheep's fleeces
7/5/2012
A beginning farmer enjoys the work she has to do by hand. But would still like a tractor.
7/30/2008
Raising and growing your own is more than a lifestyle — it is life.
12/27/2011
We met Max Gonzales in the mountains of northern New Mexico about 25 years ago. I sometimes wonder if he’s up there this year, in the Cruces Basin or some other isolated mountain valley, listening to radio and dreaming of home.
9/26/2010
Check out these photos of some of the animal attendees at the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR.
1/20/2014
Ilene White Freedman celebrates with her friends at their homestead-warming, after over two years of living in a trailer while renovating a dilapidated house. Their restoration includes the original logs and stone kitchen of a historic cabin. Some uninvited guests from the farm’s livestock take a house tour too.
3/21/2012
A beginner farmer learns about taking on the responsibility of raising animals.
5/4/2012
A beginning farmer makes the most practical fencing choice available to her: electric nets. And gets tangled up, occasionally.
7/2/2012
We're lucky to be able to live the way we do, even when we feel like we're melting
8/10/2012
When the farmer's away, the animals will play (safely, please!!). Preparing your farm for a farmsitter
6/4/2011
I am loving my time spent at the Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup, Washington thus far. There are tons of great and interesting people to meet, delicious food, fun and information-packed lectures and demonstrations, and, best of all, adorable anima
3/19/2012
Watch a video of a traveling sheep shearer at work and tell us about small-scale farming artisans in your region.
2/3/2011
Farm life is not always predictable, and some of the surprises turn out to be the most valuable lessons. This story from the ranch about some strong winter-born goats, a protective cow with motherly instincts, and a calf that’s making it against all odds will not only inspire you, but it may teach you something about the wonderful spirit of community support.  
9/27/2012
Steve Judge of Bob-White Systems in Vermont offers his Micro Dairy expertise in this blog series on how to start and manage a Micro Dairy, from farm and barn planning to selecting dairy cows, goats and sheep to daily operations and being profitable.




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