You may have heard of the amazing escapades of pigs, goats, and cattle that get tired of their pens and pastures and decide to check out the grass on the other side of the fence. Fortunately, the advent of electric fencing has made these animals much easier to contain. But chickens are another story. Electric […]
Clearly the plains were ideal for livestock, and slowly George Grant’s plans for retirement were absorbed into a new vision.
Poultry is a fairly easy enterprise to start with, and it doesn’t require a great deal of space, either. If you are considering raising broilers, either for sale or for home consumption, you may also want to consider reading Pastured Poultry Profits by Joel Salatin. A wealth of information on a wide range of topics […]
Like most old breeds of cattle, the Belgian Blue had its humble origins in the local cattle of its native country. Of course, the native county in this case was Belgium, more specifically the central and northern parts of Belgium, where the breed was raised for both meat and milk. Belgian cattle breeders, like most […]
If we avid gardeners were to be brutally honest with ourselves, we would all probably have to admit that we spend way too much money on seeds. There are always new and exciting varieties to try, and we want to have some extra seeds on hand just in case, and sometimes we get carried away […]
Silage is simply fermented fodder stored in an airtight condition to be fed to livestock later on.
Goat owners, if you can only buy one book on goat health, consider this book by Pat Coleby. It is guaranteed to quickly become a favorite, one you will refer to often whether you raise goats for milk, meat, or fiber. Coleby’s approach in Natural Goat Care to goat care is unique, based on the principle that […]
The Ayrshire breed is largely developed from cattle that have lived in the county of Ayr in southwestern Scotland for hundreds of years. Farmers began seeking to improve their stock after about 1750 and imported a variety of cattle from other countries in an effort to improve both milk and meat production. The resulting breed, […]
Most gardeners probably already know the basic tenet of garden crop rotations: Do not plant the same vegetable in the same place two years in row. The reason we observe this tenet is threefold: To avoid building up diseases in the soil. To hopefully make conditions less than ideal for insect pests. To avoid depleting […]
Guineas are bizarre birds, no question. They have blue faces and bony knobs on the tops of their heads, and they make an incredible amount of noise. It is nearly impossible to talk over as few as three guineas all squeaking and chattering at once. That said, they can be great helpers in the garden […]