Category Archive: Livestock

Raising small and large livestock for food or profit.

Apr 29

Become More Self Sufficient-Raising Shetland Sheep, Dexter Cattle, Nigerian Dwarf Goats & Bunnies

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Don’t under estimate what you can accomplish on a small plot of land or even in a small confined area. Be creative and use the internet for something other than talking to your friends on social media sites. Ask questions, research possibilities, and more important…get started! My small homestead farm is located on 7 acres …

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Mar 22

Ariel- Miracles Do Happen

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February 6 Ariel came into the world. I happened to be filling the water troughs when I heard that little cry announcing a new arrival. As I approached the barn I saw the lamb and instantly new something wasn’t quite right. The ewe is a Moorit brown and there was this little white snowflake laying …

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Apr 06

New Lambs Born To Good Shetland Mothers

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It’s lambing season for anyone owning Shetland sheep. My first set of twins was born to Two-Step Wednesday morning just after dawn. I was greeted by the wondrous site of new life when I went out to feed. The first lamb was already dry and up while the other was still being cleaned. I sat …

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Jun 19

New Turkey Poults for the Farm

Mar 28

Heritage Poultry: Hatching Goslings and Turkey Poults

It is time to start hatching your heritage poultry eggs if you haven’t already. Depending on the locale or hatchery you purchase your eggs from, the turkeys and geese have either started to lay their eggs or will be soon. There are many heritage breeds to choose from but consider the breeds that are on …

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Mar 04

Dexter Bull Leasing

Many small farms or homesteaders are looking at the smaller breeds of cattle so that they can raise their own beef on smaller acreage. Dexter Cattle are one of the heritage breeds that is making a come back from being threatened with extinction. They are a three quarter size cow perfect for the homesteader. The …

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