A collection of short tales about trail horse Zorro and his training. Readers will learn about DeMuth’s efforts to implement natural care and riding methods with her horses.
Too many family ranches these days are supported by a spouse’s off-ranch income. But this book by Cody Holmes proves that it doesn’t have to be this way!
For truly small farms, these draft animals can be quite useful in their own way, transporting tools, produce, firewood, small children, or whatever else is required.
You may be wondering if you can really have it all. After all, weren’t modern livestock breeds specialized for a reason? Let’s find out.
Are draft animals outdated? Definitely not, teamsters of all types would be happy to tell you. Draft animals have several advantages over machinery, especially when it comes to sustainable agriculture. They don’t require petroleum to run, they are less likely to compact the soil, and they can provide a valuable boost to soil nutrient levels.Continue reading “3 Promising Niches for Draft Animals”
Just how old the Hamburg breed is or where it came from, we may never know. Conflicting information abounds today. Some believe the breed traces back to the 1300s, while others suggest it is of more recent origin. Many experts claim that the Hamburg was first developed in Holland, while it is sometimes rumored thatContinue reading “Hamburg”
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”
No matter what your country living interests are, you must have this book. This may seem like an exaggeration. Rest assured, it’s not.
The Dominique is a classic American creation from colonial days that early chicken keepers crafted from just about every breed available to them. What exactly went into the mix is open for debate. Sussex, Dorking, and other favorite British breeds doubtlessly played a role. The Hamburg may also have had a major influence. The DominiqueContinue reading “Dominique”
Have you ever stopped to think about the amazing instinct that propels a dog to herd sheep or cattle? The fact is, your furry assistant is a wolf in dog’s clothing. Herding is hunting—without the kill.