Pat Coleby’s guiding principle seems to be that if you provide the animal with the right vitamins and minerals, it will heal itself.
One of the best ways to achieve a balanced approach to stewardship is to observe and mimic nature, putting the laws of creation to work for us.
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 thatContinue reading “Natural Goat Care”
Wildflowers & Grasses of Kansas is absolutely indispensable for anyone trying to identify plants in the Sunflower State.
Management-intensive grazing (MiG) is a systems approach to keeping grazing animals of all kinds on pasture.
Permanent fencing is sometimes necessary, but it can also be costly. However, with a little time and effort (and a few Osage orange trees) you can make your own fence posts and save some money. Why Osage orange? It lasts. Once the wood dries, it’s iron tough. Just watch out for the thorns. You willContinue reading “How To Make Osage Orange Fence Posts”
Soil type is a key piece of the farming equation, one that will affect many of your practices. Here are just the basics of sand, silt, clay, and loam.
We’ve all heard of pH, whether we garden, raise crops, or manage pastures. We know that some plants like a more acidic soil, while some prefer a more alkali soil. But what exactly do acid and alkali mean? The pH scale measures the concentration of hydrogen ions in a dissolved substance. Pure water can beContinue reading “What is pH?”
Having a field full of endophyte-infected fescue is not a good thing…but what is an endophyte? Why is it bad?