Despite your best efforts, do pollinators such as bees, butterflies and hummingbirds seem to stay away from your yard and garden? These changes might help.
For Jaime Cool and her family, an off the grid homestead of livestock, produce and bees takes a lot of work. But “it’s a good life not many people get to experience.”
The survey shows big increases in the number of goat dairies and women farmers; other data reveal the popularity of goat products such as cheese and soap.
Some of these goat breeds have striking looks, some are great dairy breeds, some are quite small and others are docile so make good companions.
When Tammy Trayer first glimpsed the West, she knew it was the place she wanted to call home. She and her family now live the life of extreme outdoorspeople in Idaho.
Homesteading has a level of unpredictability, as well as challenges and rewards, that keep Teri Page, her husband and their two kids learning and growing.
Breeding goats has advantages in several market areas. We outline those and also provide one that should not be your prime motivation.
An increasing number of veterans are using their skills to agricultural ends, and some are helping save endangered heritage breeds.