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Raising Livestock is the Path to Sustainability

Path 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 big supporters of other local producers and farmers, we don’t want to totally rely on them, either. Besides, we happen to enjoy gardening and raising … Read more

Livestock Guardian Animal

Do You Need a Livestock Guardian Animal? Here’s What to Consider

Livestock 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 would also be an issue around poultry. Therefore, we started to search for ways to keep our animals safe. We were surprised to discover a … Read more

Livestock Guardian Dog

How to Be a Livestock Guardian Dog

Livestock Guardian Dog – 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 need to know that I have a job. Literally. I get paid in many different ways, like kibble and belly rubs, but my job on the homestead is a very important one. How to be … Read more

Owning a Dairy Cow

The Backyard Cow: Guide to Keeping a Productive Family Cow

We’ve had beef cattle before, but until I read this book, I didn’t see any way I could ever keep a milk cow.

Not enough space, not enough time, not enough knowledge. But author Sue Weaver has changed my mind.

I now know that a cow does not take a lot of space or time. And with this book at my side, I’d have just about all the knowledge I’d need.