So, Does Mulch Attract Bugs?

mulch wood chips

Mulch is one of the most attractive landscaping elements that you can use to really make your property pop. It’s also a valuable resource in and around your garden since it can help suppress weeds and retain soil moisture. But, nobody likes to see hordes of bugs crawling through your mulch, and it rarely fails … Read more

So, Do Female Cows Have Horns?

a cow on a green field next to cow manure

When you think of cows, it’s natural to imagine a female standing around sweetly, chewing her grass and generally enjoying life, but on the other hand we imagine bulls or big steers stomping and stamping swinging their horns and getting their way. Generally, most folks only think that male cows have horns, but is this … Read more

So, Can Cows Eat Alfalfa?


Most people think that cows eat only grass. And while this is true to a degree, anyone who has worked with cattle for any length of time knows that they have a varied if still strictly plant-based diet. But, cows are also ruminant animals, animals which are somewhat notorious for their highly sensitive digestive system. … Read more

So, Are Cows and Bulls Colorblind?


Have you ever stopped to watch your cows hanging out on your pasture? Does it ever look like they are gazing serenely towards the horizon? Maybe they are watching something very intently, altogether. You ever think that maybe they see the world the way we do, and even think about some of the things we … Read more

How Many Cows Per Acre For Your Homestead?


No matter what kind of livestock species you want to get, making sure you’ve got enough room on your homestead is absolutely critical. Overcrowding your animals is a good way to make their life a living hell, and yours also! But, naturally, you’re going to need a lot more room for larger animals… Cows are … Read more

So, How Much Water Do Potatoes Need?

potatoes growing in raised garden bed

Potatoes are one of the most versatile and beloved vegetables enjoy the world over, and certainly the most ubiquitous root vegetable. But as versatile and popular as they are, they can be quite tricky to grow. One of the factors contributing to their reputation as a troublesome veggie is there varying water requirements throughout their … Read more

So, How Far Apart to Plant Squash?

corn peas and squash in garden

Every good harvest starts with planting. Squash is a popular and easy-to-grow vegetable with tons of varieties that can be planted in either spring or late summer. They have a reputation as maintenance-intensive veggies that are difficult to grow, but they aren’t as tough as most people make them out to be. One important factor … Read more

158 Cute and Funny Cow Names

a cow on a green field next to cow manure

Every animal needs a name. Or at least all of the animals living on our homestead or farm need a name! This isn’t just for personality either: smart animals, like cows, can learn their names and might come when called. This can help them bond to you and even help you keep track of important … Read more

Can Cows Go Down Stairs? Are There Risks?


Cows are so big and so strong it seems like they can go anywhere they want. But this is only something you’d think at first glance. When you realize that cows are incredibly heavy, you notice that they tend to be surprisingly careful with their movements. They definitely aren’t the all-terrain machines that goats are, … Read more

So, Is Lamb Pork?

Most livestock animals are raised for multiple purposes. Sheep are no different. Raising sheep means that we get wool, of course, but we also get meat. One of the most popular products we take from sheep is meat from lambs. Lamb and pork happen to be two meats that are sometimes compared in terms of … Read more

So, Why Do Ducks Have Feathers?

Pekin ducks foraging

If you’ve ever spent time around a lake, or any other sizable body of water, you’ve certainly seen ducks at one point. Maybe you’ve even fed them. Ducks are beautiful waterfowl, and there are many species found all around the world. You are just as likely to see them paddling across the surface of the … Read more

So, Do Turkeys Lay Eggs?

two Royal Palm turkeys

Turkeys are some of the biggest birds around, and the largest domestic fowl kept in North America. Turkeys are impressive birds, alright, and though they were only a hair’s breadth from being made the national bird of the United States they are the symbolic bird and main course at Thanksgiving dinners, their delicious, juicy meat … Read more

So, How Much Does a Cow Cost?

a cow on a green field next to cow manure

For most homesteaders, keeping livestock is either part of the dream, or a necessity. Whether you like the idea of raising animals as a useful hobby or genuinely want to embark on a part or full-time business, there’s a lot to consider before you start making room for your new additions. If you were looking … Read more