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Are draft animals outdated?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, fans of animal power would be happy to tell you.
Just how old the Hamburg chicken breed is or where it came from, we may never know. Conflicting information abounds today.
Animals that are regularly herded with dogs include ducks, sheep, cattle, chickens, geese, turkeys, and goats. So what are the differences in working each type of stock?
The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner is a season-guided approach to keeping up with the homestead chores in sync with nature.
The Dominique is a classic American creation from colonial days that early chicken keepers crafted from just about every breed available to them.
The premise is that you cannot teach a dog to herd, simply because it already knows how. Instead, your role is that of pack leader.
Due to its bulldoggish appearance, some fear that the Cornish was originally bred for the cruel sport of fighting. Thankfully, this is not the case.