The last two homesteading books that I have read were great to read because they outlined clear and practical guides to subsistence farming and homesteading without the use of animals. In the books, Will Bonsall’s Essential Guide to Radical, Self … Continue reading Life With Animals
Every homestead would benefit from a goat. These dog-sized animals come with mega personality and fun while giving delicious milk for the homestead dairy cupboard along with chocolate milk, cheese, yogurt, cream cheese, and ice cream! Goats don’t cost much more than a dog does and the investment is paid back in crazy antics (like jumping 360’s off of a pile of tires), snuggles, and food. Goats are great with kids and teach them about farming. There are many cities and counties that allow goats now. There are many types of goats to choose from ranging from Nigerian Dwarves to Saanens. … Continue reading The Little Dairy (a homesteader’s necessity!)
I think I will just keep the farm animal ball rolling this week. While we’re at it, let’s talk ducks. Last year I posted some pretty darn cute photos of our ducklings. They were so soft and added quite a lot of smiles at the Easter dinner table when I let one run across. Three inch high ducklings are a force to be reckoned with in the ridiculously adorable animal category. They were a mess. They love to splash. They love to get their water everywhere, in the food, in the straw, all over themselves and the patient chicks they … Continue reading Just Duckie
Ducklings joined the fold here at Pumpkin Hollow Farm. One day old ducks are nearly as cute as granddaughters! We are going to name the ducks after our deceased grand and great grandmothers. Irene, Cleo, Sylvia, and Nellie, welcome to … Continue reading Welcome Baby Ducks!
My dear friend, Jill, has to move. She is devastated that she had to give up her goats. She trusts us to spoil our goats and entrusted us with her “baby”, a large registered Saanen who yesterday gave us a … Continue reading A Comical Goat Nursery