Which option is best: the tractor or the draft team? The answer varies. Take a look at the pros and cons of using animal power
If your children are interested in farm-related topics, you may be looking for ways to feed those hungry minds. DIYHomeschooler.com offers free—but high-quality—units on a wide range of subjects. Each unit is packed with information, activities, notebooking pages, and books to read. Below we have picked out five units and activities of particular interest to…… Continue reading 5 Free Farm-Related Unit Studies
So what if you only have an acre or so to work with, but are eager to grow a little bit of your own food? A garden and maybe even a small orchard are two options you may want to consider. And if you need some advice on growing fruits and vegetables in the small…… Continue reading The Home Acre
Miniature breeds, like everything else, have both advantages and disadvantages.
Designed for small-scale gardeners, Square Foot Gardening involves building a box, filling it with perfect soil, and planting only what you really want to grow.
Unlike some of the other Joel Salatin books we recommend, You Can Farm is not a practical how-to guide. It is a philosophical challenge geared toward beginners. It’s a great way to start contesting paradigms and brainstorming outside of the box as you are guided through the process of creating a vision and making it…… Continue reading You Can Farm
You’ve probably seen Black Baldies, the black cattle with the white faces. The Black Baldy, however, is not a true breed, but any combination of breeds that will produce the hallmark coloring. White-faced black calves can be produced by crossing any black breed with any white-faced breed, such as Hereford or Simmental. Generally, though, Baldies…… Continue reading Black Baldy
With wise stewardship of the land, a couple of acres can yield an amazing abundance.