Serenity Goats has discovered a sustainable farm revenue stream in creating and selling goat's milk goats. Follow the farm's path from the USDA grant in 2014 to the finished product 18 months later.
Are you planning to buy a goat? Here are 12 tips to consider when you are shopping for a goat.
Most environmental activists focus on top down policy changes to combat global challenges like climate change. But to enact real change, we need to look inwards. The environmental challenges we face in the 21st century are outcomes of who we collectively are as individuals. The best ways to help the environment is to better ourselves.
Includes a list of 21 must-have medical supplies a goat farm should never be without and a list of some nice to haves we have at Serenity Acres Farm.
How farm life will keep you fit so you can live a healthier and happier life.
In the year of the goat we must compare the personalities and characteristics of goat people with goats.
Here are 12 simple tips that will help you to fight the war on worms and coccidia in goats.
People are increasingly looking to get back to nature, rejecting the modern world and living off the Earth.
A basic overview of why shelter and bedding are must haves for your goat operation. Also, some of our personal experience with a few options.
Our little farm received the USDA Value Added Producer Grant and we are embarking on an exciting future. Be with us from start to finish.
Transportation in the U.S. is responsible for high levels of carbon emissions. Simply by changing habits and adopting more eco-friendly methods of getting from A to B will help both the environment and overall health.
A stack of cast-iron pans and a chainsaw helmet sum up why these homesteaders do what they do.
There are some questions worth exploring, find out if there is a BEST way to clean your goat's udder before milking.
Homes in the United States a responsible for one fifth of all carbon dioxide emissions. Simply taking steps to reduce these on a domestic level will help positively impact carbon outputs, decreasing environmental damage.
With carbon emissions in the US higher than most other countries in the world, more should be done to minimize unnecessary carbon waste. Around one third of the overall carbon consumed by the average US citizen comes from the home, if every home took a few simple steps to reduce waste, the world could a greener place.
Do you know where your Goat is NOW? A quick overview over fencing materials, fencing type, fencing do's and don'ts.
How can we clean up our rural spaces best. Is it up to individuals or governments?
Life on a family farm is never dull and full of surprises to keep a farmer on their toes.
The blog describes the experience of applying for a federal grant and shares some advice for others who might want to follow in those foot steps.
21 things you should know—or wish you had known—before starting a goat farm.
More goat babies and finding ideas to make money on a farm.
But what happens if progress in poverty’s eradication far-outpaces green energy solutions? Two of the most important issues of our century — clean energy and poverty eradication - are potentially mutually exclusive, if development efforts do not factor in increased consumption that will occur.
How to prepare for a successful kidding season.
In Kenya, even for middle class families, much of what ends up on the dinner table is grown or raised at home. With food prices rising, more and more Americans are looking towards ways of growing some of what ends up on their table at home. Both in terms of personal health, and the environment, this is a very good trend—it's a food source as local as you can get.
The Yule Goat is an ancient Scandinavian tradition which predates Christianity. Learn about how our oldest farm animal became the symbol of Christmas.
The farm is looking into buying some TB-free Ayershire cows.
Now the milk is in the chill room and we can eat cheese and freshly made chiabata with nearby cheese and horseradish sauce.
Water filter supplier offers recommendations to avoid radiation contamination following the Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster.
The Trans-America trail cycle across America.
The new metal roof was nailed down just hours before the storm hit.
Our new log cabin roof is almost complete.
Hello to my new life and good-by to the old.
Whether or not it was devised by clever Mexican potato growers, the cheap, easy to build, and space-saving potato tower is a unique alternative to rows, barrels, and other methods for planting, growing, and bringing in your season's spuds.
Nuclear Armageddon due to solar flares or EMP, avoidable for teh cost of a single Stealth bomber
You can easily make homemade mozzarella in 30 minutes or less!
In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a new Wind Turbine project at the port of Milwaukee will produce more than enough electricity for the city building there. Blogger Ben Nelson checks it out for you with a report, photos, and video.
Meditating has never come naturally to me, probably because of my goal-oriented approach. Wabi-sabi helped me see find peace in simple solitude (and long dog walks) instead.
Steve got curious and shares the results of a gruelling endurance test he completed to compare cordless tool battery performance
Sen no Rikyu's simple, unpretentious ceremony using rustic, local tools usurped the elaborate, ostentatious Tea ceremonies that were the norm in 16th-century Japan. His "aesthetic of the people" made Tea accessible to all--and endures to this day.
Growing potatoes in containers allows you to increase your yield in a small amount of space.
Deciding on urban beekeeping may just mean hosting a hive - some of the honey and none of the work!
Don't let your wanderlust for more space hold you back from creating your homestead in the city.
Finding wild morel mushrooms growing in our urban backyard means plenty of marvelous meals.
A quiet life filled with appreciation for simple things is the richest life possible.
Getting solar panels in Seattle is becoming more affordable with state incentives and net metering but still doesn't quite compare to other states.
This book club of the book, Better Off: Flipping the Switch on Technology, follows a couple who decides to live technology free for 18 months among a strict Amish-like community, growing all their own food and relying on their neighbors to survive.
Skip the packaging and synthetic chemicals and learn how to make your own, cold-processed shampoo bars.
With no building experience but a lot of determination, Gary Zuker built an 800-square-foot straw-clay home on the shores of Lake Travis in Texas--for $40,000.
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Many of the herbs used for beauty and health today have been tested and tried over centuries. A new article by James A. Duke, Ph.D., discusses the history and uses of flax, myrrh and others.