After a long winter of feeding our cows in our paddocks around the barn a problem has surfaced. Old hay and cow manure mixed creates an organic sludge that prevents water from draining. Standing water around your barn is bad for animals. Cows and Goats can get foot rot, fly problems can worsen, and overall […]
You have your land, beautiful grass growing, and even some fencing up, and now you find yourself asking the question all new homesteaders ask – What livestock should I raise? If you want to be as self sufficient as possible, producing your own families food with as few outside inputs as possible we are going […]
When it rains it pours…. That’s a saying that suggests when things get bad, they get really bad! Well this week we found that out the hard way. We have had literal RAINS cause some serious flooding in our barn. Nothing structural was damaged, but the animal pens flooded, and as the waters subsided, we […]
On this episode of Homesteady, Kendra and Aust pack up the family and record on location at Local Farm-, a dairy farm in Cornwall, Connecticut. The reason for the trip? Kendra and Aust are interviewing cows and farmers to figure out for themselves: Is a family cow a good fit for our homestead? Debra Tyler, the […]
Join the Free Online Business Webinar Imagine you are watching majestic lions hunting their prey on the edge of the Kalahari Desert in Zimbabwe. These beautiful animals roam in packs, looking for vulnerable prey. Traversing wide, open spaces, the predators and their prey keep each other in balance. On this episode of Homesteady, Aust […]
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