Archives for June 2015

This Week on the Farmstead – June 12

It’s been a wonderfully quiet week. Todd has been going in to work 2 hours early each day, and because of that, he has been taking the car to work. This (and the heat) has kept us indoors mostly. I’ve had a ton of time to sit and write, which is one of my favorite […]

Sprouting Fodder to Boost Protein + 7 Day Sprouting System

As y’all probably have gathered, I am on a quest to learn how to mix my own feed for my animals. Along with the mixing of the feed, however, there are supplements to give. For instance, goats are prone to copper deficiency, so their diet must be supplemented with goat minerals. Laying chickens need a […]

Commercial vs. Home-Mixed Feed

Are you like me? Do you struggle with giving your animals commercial feed, but you are concerned not to for fear that they won’t get the correct levels of nutrients? Commercial feeds are so cheap, easy, and the perfect no-brainer option for the busy homesteader, but are they meeting the needs of your farm? I’m […]

Solving GI Issues in Rabbits

If you’ve ever gone out to your rabbit hutch only to find your sweet bunny’s food dish full and hutch tray empty? When I see that, I know it’s time to spring into action and begin noodling what could be wrong. If you have raised animals long enough, you will become a “poop watcher” like […]

This Week on the Farmstead – June 5

This week, there’s been a lot going on around here! Welcome into our home today! First off, I wanted to show you the fantastic job that Todd did in adding tile to the corner beneath our woodburning stove. Here’s what it looked like when we first moved in: It was cute and homey the way […]

New and Improved Homemade Whole Grain Layer Feed {Non-GMO}

Each morning I head out to the chicken coop as my five girls wait in anticipation for breakfast. They know what’s coming–the new stuff! By the time I’m outside their large 8-foot-by-12-foot coop, they are excited to see me scooping just the right amount of protein-packed, non-GMO feed for each of them. I head inside […]

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