The end of the year marks the beginning for poultry breeders to make hard decisions of which birds will be kept and which will make its way to the freezer. It’s a task not to be taken lightly and one that may take weeks, months, or even years of planning. The decisions made now will guide the future of your flock in the right direction for improvement or down “the dark path” of poor decisions which might take years to correct.
I am a planner by nature. But implementing my plans is a completely different story. This year, I’m using a printable planner to track planting, harvest, egg production, income, output, and more.
By Lydia Noyes
Raising your own meat is an important step in becoming a self sufficient homesteader, as we learned while raising our very first pig.
Being self-sufficient means often investing in expensive agricultutal equipment. Here's how to proect it!
Traditional family dairy farms are disappearing all across the country and are being replaced by large industrialized dairy farms milking thousands of cows. However, on the other hand we are seeing unprecedented growth of small farms on less than 50 acres of land
How to get started with a young wether who will be a pack goat. Here are the basics of behavior and the training process.
Hand milking is a good way to way to bond with your cows. It is also a calm and meditative experience. But personally, I think it is a waste of my most valuable commodity: time.
This is the eighth blog post in an alphabetically organized introduction to homesteading. It includes a list of skills needed for self-sufficient homesteading as well as ideas for how to obtain those skills quickly and for minimal costs.