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Hair sheep
Hair Sheep: No Wooling Around

Ideally suited for small-farm production, easy-care hair-sheep breeds have come a long way from their beginnings 10,000 years ago.

Tools for Tight Spaces

Equipment for making hay, doing general farm work and managing manure are available for even the smallest farms.

How to Build a Great Small Farm Website

Make your farm—and farm-related businesses more accessible—learn how to build a website for your farm. From your content to your font, we have helpful tips.

Dairy Goat Information Chart

You love the idea of raising dairy goats for milk, breeding or pleasure. For the best dairy goat breeds and all the details, download this information chart.

Canning Fruits and Vegetables

Canning methods have changed dramatically in recent years. Read our article including canning instructions for canning fruits and vegetables. Learn how to safely preserve your harvest.

Make Mine Mules

If you live to ride and like to stand out in a crowd, try a mule! For riding or for your hobby farm, mules can do anything horses can do (and often better).

Apples of Antiquity

Whether they’re called heirloom, heritage or historical, these time-honored apples of yesteryear are staging a dramatic comeback in orchards all over the world, and rightfully so.

Southern Heritage Hogs

“If the ‘king’ of the antebellum southern economy was cotton, then the title of ‘queen’ must go to the pig.” –Sam Bowers Hilliard, author of Hog Meat and Hoecake: Food Supply in the Old South 1840-1860

You can raise cattle for dairy or meat.
How To Keep Livestock And Make Money

Decide if keeping livestock for profit is right for you and your hobby farm, and choose the right species to keep with this guide.