Advice and resources for beekeeping, livestock, pets, poultry, and wildlife.

Building a Coop, Part 1

By Cheryl in Texas

With 12 chicks and 3 ducklings in the extra bedroom, we knew we needed to hustle and get a permanent coop built.

Goat Kids Galore

By Jennifer Sartell

The story of this year's kidding experience at Iron Oak Farm.

Kidding Around

By Alexandra Reel

Every parent has to share baby pics and videos - we're no different... but with our goat kids!

A Typical Homestead Morning

By The Homestead Redhead

The not so peaceful morning on the homestead.


Pulling a Kid, Part 3

By Milk Maid

Your goat is in labor and you see the hind hooves coming, what do you do?

Pallet Wine Rack

By Meg with Modern Roots

Free pallet turned into a hanging wine rack! Click through the pics for the easy instructions.

Escape from Alcatraz

By The Homestead Redhead

The account of what happens when the animals are smarter than you think!

More than One Way to Raise Chickens

By Melissa Caughey

Just like raising children, people have many different opinions and styles regarding how to raise and keep a flock of backyard chickens. This post might just might get you thinking about all the available options available.