How to Winterize Your Pig Pen

pig in front of its pen

Each year, as soon as I feel that first nip in the air or see the first snowflake fall onto the frozen ground, I’m amazed at the tenacity of nature. Although my garden plants have died back and we’re huddled up in the house, curling up next to a fire, the animals outside are doing … Read more

Silkie Chickens: Everything You Need to Know

Have you ever seen a chicken with feathers that look like they’re made of silk? That’s because they are called Silkie chickens! These unique creatures are known for their calm demeanor and soft feathers, which make them a popular choice for backyard farmers. If you’re thinking about adding a few silkies to your flock, read … Read more

How to Butcher a Chicken the Humane Way

chickens waiting for processing

If you’ve ever asked yourself how to butcher a chicken, you’re not alone. The process can seem daunting, but it’s actually quite simple. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the steps of butchering a chicken so that you can understand the process and feel confident doing it yourself. Ready to get started? Let’s … Read more

So, Can Sheep Live Indoors?

chicken and sheep inside hoophouse

Many people may question whether sheep can live indoors. All sheep have the same basic needs, after all – nutritious food and water – so you might be wondering whether you can keep sheep indoors as pets. Sheep are highly social and tend to form strong bonds with other sheep and humans alike. Is it … Read more

How to Get Worms Out of Compost Easily

worms in vermicompost soil

If you’re like most gardeners, you probably compost your vegetable scraps and other organic matter to create nutrient-rich soil for your plants. But sometimes those scraps can attract unwanted guests – namely, worms! Other times, you might be composting specifically because you want the worms in there. Vermicomposting is an effective and eco-friendly way to … Read more

Manure Management 101

pile of manure on a field

There’s no getting around it – manure (yes, poop) is a necessary part of farming. Did you know that manure can actually be a valuable resource for farmers? Managing manure can be tricky, but if done correctly, it can result in some big benefits for your farm. But that doesn’t mean it’s always easy to … Read more

9 Amazing Uses for Cow Dung

a cow on a green field next to cow manure

Dung is a dirty word for many, but it can actually be quite useful! From fertilizing your garden to keeping away pesky insects, cow dung has a lot of amazing applications. If you’re ever at a loss for what to do with this smelly substance, check out the list below for some inspiration. Who knew … Read more

Raising Cows: The Ultimate Guide

So, you want to raise cows? Whether you’re interested in dairy or beef, there’s a lot to consider before taking on such a responsibility. But don’t worry – we’re here to guide you through the process of raising cows, from start to finish. And trust us – it’s not as difficult as it may seem … Read more

Chicken Tractors: What You Need to Know

a salatin-style chicken tractor

If you’re looking for a way to give your flock an easy and nutritious diet, then the chicken tractors are just what we’ve been waiting for! These lightweight trailers can be moved around every day or every few days so that they always have fresh pasture to feed upon. Not only that, but chicken tractors … Read more