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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 Pet

Nigerian Dwarf Goats: The Quintessential Pet

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.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Marie van Hulsentop

Marie's parents attest that she has always had a deep affinity for animals, art, and nature. Growing up in horticulture, as a young teen she began a farm business with eggs and rabbits. After securing a B.Sc. in Environmental Science and a Minor in Studio Arts, her passion for animal husbandry and environmental care has led to to this: a small regenerative pasture-based farm. Throughout her life, she has continued to work in floral design. Alongside farming, she is a mom of three littles and a freelance web designer.
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