I have exciting news! The egg ban has been lifted! I know you’re probably wondering what in the world I’m talking about, but I like to keep things mysterious… Just kidding! Here’s the deal: If you read my recipes, you probably that we’ve been working around my husband’s egg allergy in most of our Keep Reading
Animals are one of my favorite parts of life on the farm! Over the years we have raised cattle, goats, pigs, chickens and ducks. Each type of livestock brings its own challenges and joys. Farm animals are so much smarter than most people give them credit for!
Raising backyard chickens and ducks is a great way to get access to those free-range eggs we know are so good for us. I’ve got a whole series on how to raise backyard chickens including supplies and feed you will need to get started!
There might not be a farm animal I love more than my milking goats. I’ve learned so much from running my raw milk dairy business, including how to buy and sell livestock over the internet!
I think everyone should have livestock if they have the space to do so! You can save money on meat and dairy, and they will bring you happiness!
Why You Might Want To Raise Ducks Instead Of Chickens
I still remember it plain as day. My husband came in the house and said “I just ordered one hundred ducklings”. It may have taken a few minutes to get my jaw off the floor, but eventually, I got around to asking him what in the world he was thinking. It was pretty simple, really: not everyone Keep Reading
Why You Might Want To Raise Chickens – Even If You Don’t Have A farm
Not too long ago, raising chickens was something you only did if you had a farm way out in the country. But as they say, times are changing, and more and more people are interested in knowing where their food comes from, how it was raised, and if maybe they can raise it themselves. There’s just Keep Reading
How To Raise Healthy Chickens In Your Backyard
My husband is allergic to chicken eggs and has a cute little flock of adoring ducks (and I do mean adoring! Of course, they love anyone who feeds them. ;)) to make up for it. Well, they will when they start laying eggs - for now, we keep a local duck owner in business. But still, I insist on Keep Reading
Whatever happened To The Farm?
It's funny how things change, isn't it? Until recently, everything we did was about the farm, growing the farm business, and growing our own food. But now we're living in town, and I'm not sure the term "Farm Wife" really applies anymore. We're still farming - on a very small scale - but the Keep Reading
10 Tips For Successfully Selling Animals On Craigslist
Update: When this was written, I never imagined the controversy it would spark. My intent was and is to help small farmers and legitimate breeders find new homes for their livestock, and yes, that does include dogs, even though I have yet to sell a dog. Breeding dogs in and of itself is not wrong. Keep Reading
How To Raise Chickens In Your Backyard
Hi all! Today, I'm happy to be featuring a guest post from Jordan Walker! When it comes to animals, Jordan Walker is an expert. He tries to help other pet owners through writing useful information in the Coops And Cages blog. And now, he shares with us some tips on how to raise chickens in our very Keep Reading
A Time To Sell: Why We Sold Our Dairy Goats
I’ve written quite a lot about how much I love having dairy goats. They’re such a great addition to a small homestead. Ornery sure, but small, and easy to deal with on the whole, and they produce more than enough milk for one family. Perfect for me as a mom with small children whom I don’t want to Keep Reading
What Do You Need To Get Started With Dairy Goats?
I’m a strong advocate of the family dairy animal. Milk cows are great, of course, but let’s be honest, cows are a huge undertaking. A goat isn’t as big of a leap because they’re not any bigger than a large dog. Or you could get a Nigerian dwarf, and they’re not any bigger than a small Keep Reading
My Dairy Goat Adventures: part 4 Finally Home
Welcome back to My Dairy Goat Adventures! If this is your first time around, click here, and here, and here to get up to speed on the series. When we got Sage home, I immediately tied her to a picket line in the yard. The farmette she had come from didn’t have any grass, so she was absolutely Keep Reading