Women in Agriculture- Adapting & Overcoming Challenges

When we envision a farmer, we often see an elderly man, with a sun worn face, in his coveralls thoughtfully looking over his fields. However, for anyone that spends time in online forums, or even the feed store, it is evident that  the face of agriculture is changing. More and more, we are hearing about…

Why YOUR Child Should Participate in Extra-Curricular Activities

The other day, one of the agricultural “Mom” groups I am in had an in-depth discussion regarding extracurricular activities for your children. Through the discussion, it was upsetting to see that most parents said they would not allow their children to partake in extracurricular activities because the family was “too busy”. Finding a Balance Often…

Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Homesteaders!

Dear ol Dad. He is the man that has it all. With Father’s Day fast approaching, there is a lot of pressure to find the perfect gift for Dad. If your Dad is a homesteader, this complicates the search for the perfect gift even more. Here’s a tip, Dad doesn’t want another tie, or a romper, he…

Teaching Your Children Life Lessons Through Livestock

When people talk about being self-sufficient, you usually do not think of teaching these skills to your children. My son has been involved with 4-H and livestock shows for the past three years. In that time he has expanded from rabbit to poultry to goats. He has slowly worked up the “livestock ladder” and learned many…