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Building A Hedgerow

Building A Hedgerow

Over the course of our 7+ years here on the farm, we have embarked on various remediation projects to remove invasives and improve both the ecological and agricultural quality of this land. Most recently we completed a mixed hedgerow project to contribute several...

My Doe Just Kidded, Now What?

My Doe Just Kidded, Now What?

This article is going to assume that you are planning to have your doe raise her kids. So your doe just kidded! Now what? First Steps (Immediate) The first thing we do is grab a clean towel and clear the nose and mouth of the kid. Your doe may be back on her feet and...

Hand-Raising Baby Rabbits

Hand-Raising Baby Rabbits

There are times as a rabbit breeder that you will find yourself with an orphaned or abandoned litter. It is generally a great idea to breed more than one doe at a time so that you have the option to foster; but sometimes fostering isn’t possible. Newborn rabbits...

There Are No Heritage Chickens Here, Sadly!

There Are No Heritage Chickens Here, Sadly!

Our previous mixed flock was gathered from several sources – at least one of these groups of hens brought Mycoplasma gallisepticum (MG) into our flock. MG is a highly infectious incurable bacterial disease of birds. MG was something that we lived with while we had to…

Nigerian Dwarf Goats For The Home Dairy

Nigerian Dwarf Goats For The Home Dairy

When we began to consider goats for dairy, for the purpose of home milk and cheese production, it did not take too long for us to zero in on Nigerian Dwarf goats as being the breed that we wanted to try. Now, being a young family with small children, there were two things that stood out to us about the Nigerian Dwarf goat: their reputed sweet and creamy milk (due to high butterfat content) and the fact that they were small and would fit better size-wise with our young kids.

Nigerian Dwarf Goats: The Quintessential Farm Animal

Nigerian Dwarf Goats: The Quintessential Farm Animal

For both small properties and large acreages, Nigerian Dwarf goats can be a weed-munching match made in heaven. Nigerian Dwarf goats can be a great way to clear and control invasive blackberries and nibble on weeds all while providing aesthetic, entertainment, companionship and even milk to farm spaces.

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