Helping Sheep Adjust To Life On A New Farm

We have two new sheep on our farm. One is a young ewe named Tansy and the other is her newborn daughter, Pasha. They’re hair sheep—a mixture of Katahdin and Dorper.

What is Homeopathy?

Do you use complementary veterinary therapies on your farm? Complementary therapies are things like herbs, Reiki, massage, chiropractic adjustments and homeopathic remedies.

mini pigs

Go Small With Miniature Livestock

At what age or weight should I breed my Mini Myotonic goats? I’ve found a lot of info on larger goats but nothing about smaller goats. —Ann Wheeler

5 Simple Answers to Livestock Questions

Sometimes people ask me questions that have short answers, so I can’t write a whole blog about them. This week let’s take a look at some of those.


Get Goosed

The day before yesterday, a big flock of wild geese went winging south, way up in the sky. Mom shaded her eyes with her hand and watched them go. Then she sighed and went back to forking hay.

Pickin’ Chickens

I have a Rhode Island Red. Is it true they are one of the nicest chicken breeds? And would the roosters likely end up hurting the other hens or baby chicks? —Jansen Fuller

muscovy duck

Don’t Release Muscovy Ducks!

I rescued four Muscovy duck today and want to release them on our community lake, which already has a number of other ducks. Will there be behavioral problems?

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