Choosing a Breed of Cattle

We are excited to announce the release of a new book—Choosing a Breed of Cattle: 5 Needs and 40 Breeds for Selecting Cattle That Fit Your Purpose by Michelle Lindsey! When you start by assessing the five needs of every future cattle owner, choosing between the many breeds of cattle available today suddenly becomes much…

Choosing a WordPress Theme for Your Farm Website

When it comes to choosing a WordPress theme for your farm website or blog, the options are nearly limitless. Just a quick glance through the Theme Showcase can overwhelm you with possibilities! Intended Use Many themes are designed with a particular use in mind, such as photo blogs, online magazines, or real estate sites. A…

The Beginner’s Guide to Microphones

Are you a musician shopping for that first microphone to get your home studio off to a good start? Before you spend any money on a mic, spend just a couple of dollars on some great information—The Beginner’s Guide to Microphones by Brendan Krueger. This book is exactly what it claims to be. It is…

Pros and Cons of Drinking Coffee

Is drinking coffee good for your health? Or is it bad for you? Often, we seem to receive conflicting information on this subject from the media. And while there are good reasons we probably really don’t want a straight answer to the question…some of us are just too curious to resist the urge to dig…

Adding Value to Milk

Looking for ways to expand your small-farm dairy business? Milk offers many opportunities for diversifying your product offerings! Here are some common ways to add value to farm-fresh milk. Cream Cream is not one of the more popular value-added dairy products around, but it does have a loyal following among health-conscious customers. Fresh, raw cream…

Choosing a Flat Pick for Guitar or Mandolin

Getting into guitar or mandolin picking? One of the first things you will need (besides your instrument) is a good collection of picks. It’s never a bad idea to start out with an assortment—over time some picks will definitely come to the forefront as favorites. Furthermore, until you have a handle on basic flatpicking technique,…