In the United States, oxen, horses, and mules are the traditional draft animals of choice. Donkeys are also common. But all of these animals tend to be rather large. What if you have a smaller farm to work? One option is to consider a miniature horse or donkey. Another is to try something completely outside […]
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 Dominique […]
Ready for 25 more skills to build on the ones you mastered previously? This set is considerably more advanced than the first, so take your time and be prepared for the learning curve.
If you love country living, you probably enjoy reading websites and magazines that regularly feed your interest and give you new ideas of things to try out. After all, there are always new skills to be learned, and you never know what will become your next favorite project, hobby, or venture!
The average American farmer is still getting older, and his net farm income is still declining. But the number of young farmers is increasing, the value of their production is above average, and the number of farms consisting of nine acres or less is on the rise. Here are the highlights from the 2017 USDA […]
Is there someone in your family who loves country living? Show that you care with a gift tailored to their favorite interest this Christmas! Allow us to suggest 15 gifts (in no particular order), ranging from cute to indispensable: You Can Farm: For either the newbie or the seasoned agripreneur in need of fresh inspiration, […]
Agritourism is definitely not an enterprise every farmer will enjoy. However, for those who are energized by the idea of sharing the farm with the public, this business offers substantial benefits. Here are a few of the ways agritourism benefits the farmer, the community, and the public at large. Benefits to the Farmer All the […]
Tired of tilling? It’s time to throw in the trowel and let soil microorganisms do the work.
If you enjoy reading Joel Salatin, this is an excellent opportunity to enjoy most of his titles for free on Kindle Unlimited. This includes his newer titles and a few old classics. Three we heartily recommend picking up, if you haven’t read them already, are: You Can Farm. A beginning agripreneur’s guide to innovation, covering […]
The tough, spirited Toggenburg is one of the most low-maintenance dairy goats—and one of the most challenging.