Are draft animals outdated? Definitely not, teamsters of all types would be happy to tell you. Draft animals have several advantages over machinery, especially when it comes to sustainable agriculture. They don’t require petroleum to run, they are less likely to compact the soil, and they can provide a valuable boost to soil nutrient levels.Continue reading “3 Promising Niches for Draft Animals”
No matter where you live, no matter what your country living interests are, you must have a copy of this book. This may seem like an exaggeration or an overzealous endorsement. Rest assured, it’s not. You will see why once you start using it on your own farm. The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner: What toContinue reading “The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner”
Those who pursue a different path often meet with skepticism in our society. This is perhaps nowhere quite as true as in the area of agriculture.
Ready for a challenge? Tackle this list of 12 books on flora, fauna, weather, conservation, and more.
We love curating helpful reading material for country living enthusiasts! If you are looking for a variety of useful books on everything from starting a farming enterprise to planting crops to drawing horses, we highly recommend the Homestead Bookshelf as the place to find what you’re looking for. We have collected public domain classics, modernContinue reading “Top 10 Reader-Favorite Books”
There are two attitudes toward farm internships prevalent in America today. The first is that of stubborn individualism, the rugged “gonna do it my way” philosophy commonly associated with farmers. The second is best described as, “What I need is some interns to get this place in shape!” In Fields of Farmers: Interning, Mentoring, Partnering,Continue reading “Fields of Farmers”
Tips for finding the right balance of pasture, harvested forages, feed, and supplements for your animals.
You know what they say—waste not, want not. And what more delicious application of this proverb is there than bread pudding? This super-easy recipe, adapted from a Betty Crocker cookbook, is a family favorite and an excellent way to keep those bread heels and halves from going to waste. If you make your own homemadeContinue reading “Microwave Bread Pudding”
The pros, cons, and best application for popular mulches, organic and inorganic.
How do you keep animals healthy when they must be housed? Deep-litter bedding offers a solution.