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Predator Friendly Ranching : The dilemma of “hands on or hands off” raising.

Predator Friendly Ranching : The dilemma of “hands on or hands off” raising.

Raising A LGD -- The First Year | January 5th marked one year since Mindy, our Great Pyrenees/Karakachan dog, came to live with us at Hickor...

Raising A Livestock Guardian Dog

Raising A LGD -- The First Year | January 5th marked one year since Mindy, our Great Pyrenees/Karakachan dog, came to live with us at Hickor...

Welcome Jan Dohner author of Livestock Guardians (predators forum at permies)

Livestock guard dogs were found in a sweep of cultures from southern Europe through Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and central Asia. They worked in the company of shepherds who often spent weeks on high summer pasture or on long migratory routes.

Predator Proof Housing

How to make sure your ducks or chickens are safe from predators!

Deciding what to raise on your homestead or backyard farm involves taking inventory of your resources and yourself. This guides you through 15 critical considerations, such as climate, soil, existing ecosystems, lay of the land, storage space, market research, what you like to eat,  and your own ability to deal with livestock illness, injury, and death.

What To Raise On Your Homestead or Backyard Farm -

Deciding what to raise on your homestead or farm involves inventorying your resources & yourself. This guides you through 15 critical considerations.

How to Raise Mealworms for Chickens in 4 Simple Steps: A Beginner’s Guide

Easy Guide to Raising Mealworms Farm in 4 Steps for Beginners

Mealworms are the best treat for chickens (and they& edible for human too). If you want to learn how to raise mealworms, read this guide.

Raising A Years Supply Of Meat | The Elliott Homestead (.com)- one family's explanation of how many animals they need for one years supply of home-grown meat with chickens, turkey, pigs, sheep, and rabbits. I'm on the fence about eating rabbits and raising pigs- maybe supplement with hunted deer, hunted boar, and fish? Probably eat a few less chickens, too. Love the point about dog food! Who needs dog food on a farm?!

Raising A Years Supply Of Meat

Raising a years supply of meat isn't as difficult or challenging as it sounds - check out this breakdown by daily consumption, animal, and pounds harvested.

If you’ve been following my blog you know that I recently had a devastating loss…

Perilla Frutescens ~ Perilla Mint ~ Shiso

Born last night.  The tiniest heifer.  Rotokawa/American Milking Devon cross. Just before bed I went out to call on the dogs and heard one barking from the barn only to find her in the wet puddle her mother had chosen  as a birthing suite.  Both are dry and bonding in the stables.  This is a 'D' year for names meaning a Doris or Dudette...any suggestions for naming this little half pint? by longestacresfarm

Born last night. The tiniest heifer. Rotokawa/American Milking Devon cross. Just before bed I went out to call on the dogs and heard one barking from the barn only to find her in the wet puddle her mother had chosen as a birthing suite. Both are dry and bonding in the stables. This is a 'D' year for names meaning a Doris or Dudette...any suggestions for naming this little half pint? by longestacresfarm

Grow your own fodder -The Cheapest Way To Feed Livestock Even During Hard Times @dreameating

Grow livestock animal feed, fresh green fodder, with hydroponic forage system. FodderPro Feed System benefits to farms and benefits of feeding fresh hydroponic fodder to livestock.

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