These breeds fed colonists, transported pioneers, helped with the chores on farms and ranches, and altered entire industries.
These books may pique your interest and give you some insight into the old-fashioned art of making harness.
Acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to choose and purchase a draft team, and then learn to work them in the field, woodlot, or market garden.
For truly small farms, these draft animals can be quite useful, transporting tools, produce, firewood, small children, and more.
The three most common types of livestock that herding dogs work with in the United States are ducks, sheep, and cattle. Other animals that are regularly herded with dogs are chickens, geese, turkeys, and goats. Some talented dogs can herd all of these species. However, many others are a little more specialized, particularly in theContinue reading “A Guide to Herding by Livestock Species”
We love curating helpful reading material for country living enthusiasts! If you are looking for a variety of useful books on everything from starting a farming enterprise to planting crops to drawing horses, we highly recommend the Homestead Bookshelf as the place to find what you’re looking for. We have collected public domain classics, modernContinue reading “Top 10 Reader-Favorite Books”
Pointers and resources for choosing animal breeds that will thrive on your farm.
Tips for finding the right balance of pasture, harvested forages, feed, and supplements for your animals.
Tips on choosing the best fencing, housing, and other facilities for your new animals.
How to take stock of your water supply, quality, demand, and delivery options.