Tag: Small-Scale Farming

Pros and Cons of No-Dig Gardening

Pros and Cons of No-Dig Gardening

Tired of tilling? It’s time to throw in the trowel and let soil microorganisms do the work.

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Read Joel Salatin For Free With Kindle Unlimited

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 […]

Toggenburg

Toggenburg

The tough, spirited Toggenburg is one of the most low-maintenance dairy goats—and one of the most challenging.

Tennessee Fainting Goat

Tennessee Fainting Goat

Although best known for “fainting” when startled, the Tennessee Fainting Goat is more than just a novelty.

Pygmy

Pygmy

Sweet and spunky, the lovable Pygmy goat endears itself to all who know it.

Nubian

Nubian

Long ears and a loud voice make this popular dairy breed distinctive—but it does not come from Africa.

Nigerian Dwarf

Nigerian Dwarf

Goats of dwarfish proportions were once widespread across much of Africa, their historic home being a large swath stretching from the Atlantic coast inland as far as modern Sudan and […]

LaMancha

LaMancha

As its name suggests, the LaMancha does have ancestors from Spain, but it was developed entirely in the United States. Its story begins with the arrival of the conquistadors. The […]

An Introduction to Heritage Breeds

An Introduction to Heritage Breeds

Thinking about starting a farm with heritage breeds? If you are new to this topic, you may enjoy An Introduction to Heritage Breeds: Saving and Raising Rare-Breed Livestock and Poultry […]

English Shepherd

English Shepherd

Like many herding dogs of the British Isles, the English Shepherd traces back to the herding mastiffs of Julius Caesar’s Roman army. As these dogs were abandoned by the departing […]