The red fox is a quick, skillful hunter who will wreck havoc on a flock of chickens. These are the steps we have taken to protect our flock from fox attacks.
Stories and adventures from a small beef and corn family farm in Upstate New York.
5 simple steps to give new ducklings the best possible start in life.
There is a lot of information available online on raising ducks, but sometimes experience really is the best teacher.
Raising backyard ducks is a great way to supply your family with farm fresh eggs, and their quirky antics and personalities make ducks a fun addition to your backyard flock. Raising ducklings is a little different that chicks, this is everything I learned when raising my first duck flock.
There are a number of ways to go about getting chickens. Today I’m sharing my experiences and recommendations when it comes to buying day old chicks.
My picks for the best hens for an egg laying homestead backyard flock.
Homesteading podcasts to keep you entertained while inspiring you to live off the land, grow your own food, and be as self-sufficient as possible.
Food production and preservation projects that are actually valuable skills.
It is funny how quickly summer can slip by, every year it seems summer goes by faster and faster. Here on the farm, our produce has hit its peak. From ripe and juicy tomatoes to fresh crispy cucumbers and peppers, the last weeks of summer are some of the tastiest in Upstate New York, and …
I have a confession to make… I love flowers but have no patience for fussy or high maintenance gardens. I need plants that will thrive under neglect, adapt to hot dry locations, and most importantly provide me with pretty blossoms that I can fill vases with and scatter around the house. These 5 old fashioned …