Weeds for Feed – Mulberry (Fodder Plants #1)

Nov. 30, 2016 by

(Morus rubra) While hydroponic Fodder is a great way to provide healthy green feed for your animals all year, there are many other plants that work as fodder during the growing season.  In the next few posts I’m going to introduce

A Rabbit Named Dinner – The Psychology of Keeping Livestock

Nov. 29, 2016 by

Last week I broke one of my cardinal rules of keeping livestock. I bought a rabbit, despite the unfinished state of the rabbit shed. I know better. It is always a pain to try and take care of animals you

Weeds in the Window

Nov. 23, 2016 by

It is a wet, gray November day in the Ozarks.  Despite its gloomy appearance, the air is warm and mild, a little odd for this time of year. Today, as the first day of Winter rapidly approaches, I found myself

Toasty Warm – Wood Stove

Nov. 22, 2016 by

We have had a beautiful autumn and even now, just before Thanksgiving, the grass is still green and the now bare trees seem out of place.  Weather like this is a gift and we are working hard to take advantage

Water, Water, Everywhere – Rainwater Storage

Nov. 7, 2016 by

Coming from the desert of Wyoming, perhaps I appreciate rainy Ozark days more than a native does.  It’s sort of a miracle to me to see water fall from the sky.  I love the smell, the way the leaves shiver

Living the Good Life – Chicken Condo

Nov. 3, 2016 by

A homestead of any size is always a work in progress.  Since every situation is slightly different, there is no “one size fits all” when it comes to setup, equipment, and routine.  Often something that seems like it would work,