Archive of ‘Animal Husbandry’ category

2015 Homestead Yields & Cost Analysis

| 2015 Vegetable Garden, Animal Husbandry, Broiler Chickens, Cattle, Chickens, Cost Analysis, Gardening, Homestead Management


While I find it incredibly beneficial to keep homestead notes and maintain a homestead management binder, my favorite part of keeping records comes in the new year when I tally it all up and see just how much food we were able to grow for our family and how it compares financially to purchasing it. Yes, […] Read more…


My Hero

| Animal Husbandry

puppies (1 of 1)

This week I found a whole new respect for our dogs when we had our first official trespasser on the property. I was able to witness livestock guardian dogs in action and it was amazing. Until now, I scratch the ears of our sweet & lovey dogs and wonder if they had it in them. Sure they have spent […] Read more…


How to Dry Up Your Family Cow

| Animal Husbandry, Cattle


“How to Dry up You Family Cow.” Otherwise known as “The Annual 60 Day Raw Milk Fast.” It is a time that will test your patience and cause much lamentation. It means water with your breakfast or, worse, store-bought milk. (You might try that once, but only once. It’s only when you go back after […] Read more…


Change of Plans

| Animal Husbandry, Farm Scenes, Pigs


{Farm Scenes #22} It’s time to face that no matter how much I can *hope* that life is going to be a little less messy any day now, for too long it’s been one thing or another and we can’t keep up. It’s time to admit that the last thing we need is to take on […] Read more…


In The Box

| Animal Husbandry, Chickens, Farm Scenes


{Farm Scene #17} Today we drove to our nearest hatchery and picked up this year’s order of laying chicks. (The broilers will be here later in the week.) I like to get a “few” replacements every year knowing that just as they begin laying, the rest of the flock will slow down because of the […] Read more…


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