Last Updated on January 19th, 2019Fun outdoor activities to do with your dog – It’s important to regularly arrange outdoor activities to go on with your dog to keep them healthy and fit, but also to give them some fun entertainment. You don’t want to keep your dog cooped up in the house or apartment […]
You have some land and want to learn about raising livestock. Is it for you? There's much to learn, including the best animals for larger acreage or more compact farms and backyards.
Learn about the benefits of raising animals and choosing the right animals. We have extensive information on why miniature cattle may be perfect for you. Whether you consider goats, cattle, pigs, or other livestock, you must consider:
- Shelter - You will need to consider protection from cold or hot weather, rain, and more.
- Feeding - How much do they eat and how often to feed them.
- Guarding - This includes information on livestock guardian animals and guardian dogs; fencing; and their overall area to live and roam.
- Overall health and wellness
Many homesteaders choose to raise animals for milk and meat. They may want them for a more off-the-grid lifestyle or to earn money. Others keep animals as part of a larger survival or prepping plan. Whatever your reasons for considering them, learn what you need so you can make an informed decision.
Last Updated on December 19th, 2018Horse Grooming and DIY Farrier – Proper horse grooming is essential. Without regular grooming, your horse can be vulnerable to numerous health problems, especially hoof-related. There are certain things to keep in mind before grooming your horse. Horses are large animals. You have to have full control over him, even when […]
Last Updated on January 29th, 2019Best Organic Dog Food – Today more than ever, dogs are considered a part of the family. This means providing them with the excellent nutrition that is required to ensure a long and healthy life. The pet food industry in the U.S. is virtually unregulated. This means just about anything […]
Last Updated on November 11th, 2018Here’s a Quick Way to Keep Your Dog Healthy and Fit Keep Your Dog Healthy and Fit – Pets, especially dogs, are so used to the home life that they too like their owners can carried away by the sedentary lifestyle. As owners it is very important that you convey […]
Last Updated on February 13th, 2019If you have a small farm, you want to maximize value. Miniature cattle breeds can help a great deal. It’s important to consider choosing a cow from miniature cattle breeds instead of getting a full-size cow. It’s a nice option in these times of rising food prices and concerns regarding food quality. […]
Last Updated on January 19th, 2019So what is a livestock guardian dog? It is sometimes misunderstood among farmers and ranchers. Many people feel that all breeds of farm dogs are excellent guardians for their livestock. Know that different types of dogs — herding dogs, companion dogs, and all-around farm dogs — are not always suited to be […]
Last Updated on December 5th, 2018Caring for livestock can be difficult if you don’t know the basics. While different animals may have certain different requirements, there are some basic needs that are common for all livestock. You need to take some necessary steps to ensure your livestock gets through the toughest seasons. Basics of Caring […]
Last Updated on December 5th, 2018Path to Sustainability is Raising Livestock – When it comes to living a more sustainable lifestyle, raising our own food plays a key role. Dependence on grocery stores just won’t do! We’ve been disappointed in the quality, freshness, and availability of many commercial food products anyway. Even though we are […]
Last Updated on January 24th, 2019Livestock Guardian Animal – Before we moved to our rural property, we knew we would need some help protecting our future livestock from the local coyotes, black bears, and cougars. Here’s what we learned when deciding if we needed a livestock guardian animal. We knew that smaller mammals and rodents […]
Last Updated on February 19th, 2019How to be livestock guardian dog in case any of you do-it-yourself are interested! Even though I am a very busy dog, after a bit of negotiation with myself I agreed to do it and so…here is my DIY how-to! Now where should I start. HMMMMMM. First off, you all […]