What is Silage?

What is Silage?

Silage is simply fermented fodder stored in an airtight condition to be fed to livestock later on.  Any type of grass plant can be used, including cereal grains such as […]

Natural Goat Care

Natural Goat Care

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 […]

Ayrshire

Ayrshire

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 […]

Garden Crop Rotations

Garden Crop Rotations

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 […]

Getting Started With Guineas

Getting Started with Guineas

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 […]

Wildflowers & Grasses of Kansas

Wildflowers & Grasses of Kansas

What is that strange-looking weed your favorite milk goat just ate?  Your nationwide field guide either doesn’t have a picture of it or provides such a confusing explanation of the […]

Ankole Watusi

Ankole Watusi

There are a number of theories about the origin of the spectacular Ankole Watusi.  Some propose they are descendants of the humped Zebu of Pakistan and India.  Others suggest a […]

Super-Small-Scale Farming

Super-Small-Scale Farming

How many acres do you own? Ten? Five? Two? None? Good news—you can still farm! Yes, it’s true! Limited acreage cannot prevent you from pursuing a country lifestyle or from […]

How are Livestock Upgraded?

How Are Livestock Upgraded?

The term “upgrade” may sound a little strange at first when applied to livestock.  How in the world can somebody upgrade a cow or a goat? Upgrading refers to crossing […]

Starting & Running Your Own Small Farm Business

Starting & Running Your Own Small Farm Business

That first year of entrepreneurship can be rather daunting, no matter what your business is.  Fortunately, Sarah Beth Aubrey walks you through the process in ten steps. The ten steps […]