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.
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”
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!
Despite falling income and rising producer ages, a continued rise in small farm numbers signals hope for agriculture.
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:
Agritourism fosters a symbiotic relationship between the farmer, the public, and the community. It fits well with a balanced definition of sustainable agriculture.
Tired of tilling? It’s time to throw in the trowel and let soil microorganisms do the work.
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The tough, spirited Toggenburg is one of the most low-maintenance dairy goats—and one of the most challenging.