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

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.

Understand Your Cattle’s Flight Zone

By Hank Will, Editor-in-Chief

Herd your cattle in the direction you want—calmly and efficiently—by understanding their flight zone.

Making it through February

By Nebraska Dave

This blog post is about battling scabies, enduring the snow storms, starting seedlings, and hauling Girl Scout cookies.

Getting Ready for Goat Babies

By Jennifer Sartell

Our three precious goats are ready to deliver their babies any moment now! Here are some of the changes we've noticed with their bodies, behaviors and personalities as they prepare for this wonderful time.

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