livestock birth

Best Practices For Livestock Birth Season

Spring is delivery time on the hobby farm, so here are some considerations to make sure you’re ready for livestock birth and the arrival of baby animals.

Midwest Drought Takes Toll on Horses

In the wake of the summer’s drought, an increased number of Missouri horses are becoming infected with Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis.

Meeting Quinna

Photo by Audrey Pavia Me and Quinna, Milagro’s mother. Most horse owners aren’t lucky enough to know much about their horse’s history. They have to research breed registration records or hire animal communicators to learn about a horse’s past. I’m fortunate in that my main man, Milagro, came from a breeder who is a friend […]

Horse Talk

Photo by Audrey Pavia Milagro and Rio tell me they love me. I’ve been in love with horses since I was a little girl. This unending passion started at around age 9 and never quit. For most of my horse-loving childhood, I rode rental horses at stables near my house. I’d fall in love with […]


This week, our mom is transferring material from her dinosaur Macintosh computer to her PC. While doing so, she found this article that appeared in the June 1980 issue of Horse Illustrated. It made her smile, so we asked if we could share it with you.

Economical Horsekeeping – Part 1

Our mom is in between regular books, so she’s trying something new. She’s writing ebooks! She’s halfway through her first project, a book called Economical Horse Keeping; Buying and Keeping a Horse without Going Broke that she’s been thinking about writing for years.

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