by Laurel Miller @Organic Authority Urban farmers across the country are going caprine crazy, but backyard goats have more to offer than just dairy products.Considering going goat? Read on for all you need to know. Goats are popular amongst urban farmers because theyre a manageable size and relatively inexpensive to feed, after the initial expense of constructing […]
Hoegger has been making goat supplies since 1935 and this darling kid coat is probably the chicest we’ve seen. But putting looks aside, a coat will help keep kids warm in cold weather, with cozy velour lining, a turtle neck and adjustable jelly band. via Hoegger Kid Coat – Modern Farmer.
By Kris Wetherbee at Mother Earth News Getting Started: As with any farm animal, certain needs should be provided for before bringing your goats home. For starters, goats need some type of shelter. It doesn’t need to be anything elaborate, just a place that’s clean, dry and draft-free yet well-ventilated. It can be anything from […]
I’m not sure these little guys would be allowed in Beverly Hills (not to mention by my boyfriend) but they sure are beautiful little creatures! Maybe they’ll work for you…- Jacq From Mother Earth News Interview by Troy Griepentrog Miniature cows cost $1,800 to $3,500 depending on the size, markings and color. (A good standard Jersey […]
By Nicole Pajer Making your own homemade dog treats can be a fun reward for you dog. There are many benefits to making your own dog treats at home. • Control what goes into the recipe. You can ensure that your pet is getting a nutritious and wholesome snack. You can also tailor your dog […]
I love the blog Fresh Eggs Daily. Their motto is “Inspiring others to live a simple, natural, wonderful farm life”. There are so many great detailed articles on the site covering not only chicken care, but also crafts, recipes and DIY projects. Here’s one on how to keep your chickens cool…Jacq Doing all you can […]
Check out this formula for a great natural cleaning spray. It works on more than just coops too! Fresh Eggs Daily: Homemade Orange Peel White Vinegar Coop Cleaner.
We are starting with a traditional organic vegetable garden and a pair of chickens but maybe there will be home grown fish in our future. Who knows? Check out this Georgian family’s adventures in “Aquaponics”. It is the merging of Aquaculture (fish farming) and Hydroponics (growing plants without soil) in a recirculating environment. Read more… -JK Aquaponics? What’s […]
Looking for reasons to start keeping chickens of your very own? Check out this list from urbanchickens.org, a great resource for all your fowl questions!-JK Why Keep Backyard Chickens? 1. You can be a food producer! The local food movement is flourishing, and by keeping backyard chickens you can take pride in being a food […]