baby goats

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] There is just nothing more adorable than baby goats, called kids, on the homestead. The first season of kidding brings about an excitement on the homestead that can only be understood by experiencing it first hand. Seeing those baby goats romping andContinue Reading

things i learned while homesteading

Homesteading has been quite an experience for me over the last couple of years. There were lessons I learned that I would have otherwise never have been enlightened with. So I went into this lifestyle gung-ho. I went in head first, no plan, no goals, just jumped in and startedContinue Reading

Breeding Goats on your Homestead

Breeding goats is a strategic process, you do not simply turn a buck loose with all of the does and hope for a bunch of kids awhile later. You need to know when to breed your does and how to choose the buck that will breed with them. You needContinue Reading

Building goat housing on your homestead is fairly easy, they don’t require much. They need a simple easy structure that allows them to come in and out of the weather and sun and provides them with a comfortable place to sleep. Some people prefer to build more complicated buildings with separate areasContinue Reading

Goat Breeds

If you are considering raising goats on your homestead, you need to understand the various goat breeds available. There are over 200 goat breeds throughout the world. Choosing one can be difficult. If you know your purpose, selecting a breed that matches your needs will be easier. Deciding Your PurposeContinue Reading

Raising Goats on the Homestead

Goats are one of the most popular animals worldwide. They serve many purposes. Goats provide many things to many people such as milk, meat, companionship, and hair that can be spun into yarn. Raising goats is inexpensive because they require simpler housing than other forms of livestock. They do notContinue Reading

Feeding Chickens on the Homestead

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Feeding chickens will be part of your daily routine on the homestead. What you feed them depends on the breed of chickens you have, their age, if they are meat or laying chickens and if they can forage for food naturally. ItContinue Reading

How to Build a Candler to Check for Egg Fertilization

In the posts, Hatching Chickens on the Homestead, and Artificial Incubation Methods for Chickens, we discussed that a candler was used to check for fertility in eggs. In this post, we will learn what a candler is and how to make one for use on your homestead. Check with your local agriculturalContinue Reading