The ABCs of Homesteading: F is for 'Fodder' and Other Forms of Feed

| 7/5/2016 3:12:00 PM

Tags: raising livestock, livestock feed, sustainable community, family health, Tasha Greer, North Carolina,

The Fodder You Water

Read all posts in the "ABCs of Homesteading" series here.

I interrupt your regularly scheduled blog reading with an important emergency update.

When I started this blog series, I expected to post an entry every couple weeks. Then my dad, who lives with us, had a massive stroke and lost his ability to talk, walk, eat, and lost all of his memories. Thankfully, he's on the mend now, and I've been able to get back to writing.

Believe me, though, when life hits you with a whopper of that magnitude, you are going to need help to get through it. This is true whether you are homesteader or not. As a homesteader, though, you need more specialized help, such as milking your goats, moving animals to new pasture, caring for your garden, etc.

So, originally this post was intended to be only about fodder and feed sources. But after my recent experience, I realized that one of the first “systems” you need to set-up as a homesteader is a reliable network of friends, family, and neighbors who have familiarity with your operation and the ability to assist when necessary. Of course, you also need to be that person for others.

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