Grafting a calf onto another cow is sometimes necessary. Losing a calf is disappointing at the least. Not only because it is your lively hood but because you hate to lose those baby calves. But sometimes no matter how hard you try it just happens.
Did you remember the most important thing to feed your goat? Raising goats can be very simple but as with everything, there is always a learning curve.
Our experience Growing Garlic, we finally figured out a few secrets to growing garlic. This is not the first year we have planted garlic. Other years we have planted the little bulbs and then we were disappointed that it didn’t work very well. Needless to say, we were doing it all wrong. Read More …
Homesteading is tricky especially when Mother Nature Strikes. Not only can homesteading and farm life be tricky, it can also be so rewarding. It can be a real challenge!
After talking with many homesteaders I found one of the things they struggle with the most is time. My son always says “I ran out of day!” I think we would find this problem with homesteaders, farmers, ranchers, parents and many other people on any given day.
One of my favorite things to eat from the garden is potatoes. They are simple to plant and also simple to grow. Just like anything else you grow there is always little tips to help you along the way until you get past that learning curve.
Farming is a gamble anywhere you live. You never know what the weather is going to do. Our altitude where we live is 5600 feet. While a frost in May is not unusual for us we still get our sprinklers going and our pivot turned on to start watering the alfalfa.
We had an enjoyable opportunity on the first of December to join farmers and ranchers just like us. We were able to attend a Farm Bureau Convention in Boise, Idaho. We really enjoy learning new farming and ranching ideas. I always enjoy hearing the success stories of others.