Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goat Breeding News

It’s very early still–maybe too early to share. But since this is our first year owning goats, everything is exciting, and I am going to share anyway. We found someone to work with us for our first breeding this fall! Yes! I am especially excited because I wasn’t sure that I would be able to […]

The Cooling Off the Barn Saga, Part 2

Here in the Inland Empire, we can get some pretty hot temperatures in the summer time. So hot that the animals are stressed enough to make us stressed! When that happens, it’s time to get to work. As you may remember, I had been working on cooling off the barn in hopes to make an […]

What’s Wrong With Backyard Breeding Anyway?

This is a question that my husband and I ponder every now and then, and lately, it’s become a conversation that we’ve been having more frequently. Though both types of breeders may have the end goal to sell quality animals, there are clear differences in thought between those who sell ‘responsibly bred’ animals, versus those […]

MYO Animal Records Quick Reference {free printable}

I like to be organized. I like for my home and farmstead to work like a well-oiled machine. I’ll bet you already knew that about me though. I’ve been noodling organizational ideas that extend beyond the inside of my home to the outside, and this one is a really great idea. This idea came about […]

Keeping Flies Out of the Rabbit Hutch Naturally

Keeping animals outdoors often means a gathering of pesky flies in our barn, yard, or both. Flies are an inevitability as we move into the spring and summer months, and keeping flies out of the rabbit hutch is a job not to be taken lightly. Rabbits are especially vulnerable to swarms of flies because they […]

The Cooling off the Barn Saga, Part 1

I love a barn. I mean REALLY. Ever since my 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Warner, read Charlotte’s Web to the class, I have been somewhat enamored with barns. I don’t really care what they look like, but if there are hay and animals in there, I love it. After all, that’s where Fern took care […]

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 […]

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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