A sire contributes more than just its 50 percent of a lamb's genetics, so it's critical to choose a breeding ram carefully. Here's what to look for before you buy.
Animals do the hard work of improving pastures and soil health, so choose the right ruminants for the land and native growth you already have.
It’s important to keep an eye on your sheep’s feet to avoid lameness. And when you’re checking for foot rot, you may want to go ahead and do a quick hoof trim.
As colder weather moves into the Midwest, it’s time for this keeper to start thinking about preparing sheep for the cold, winter months.
Excerpt from the Popular Garden Series magabook Orcharding with permission from its publisher, BowTie magazines, a division of BowTie Inc. Purchase Orcharding here. Most historians believe the apple originated in the Dzungarian Alps, a mountain range separating Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and China, where wild apple trees still produce teensy apples the size and shape of the […]
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.