Poultry Parasites- How to Keep your Flock Safe Inside and Out

When we think of poultry, the first thing to come to mind is generally not parasites. However small, parasites can have a big impact on the health of your flock and the success of your poultry program. Chickens deal with a wide variety of…

Killer Bees- Media Hype or Threat to Beekeepers?

Killer bees. We have seen the movies, seen the news reports, and been saddened at the loss of life resulting from attacks from these bees. In fact, we even have a friend that lost a family member, and almost a child, from killer bees….

The Rights and Ethics of Urban Beekeepers

As the beekeeping movement sweeps our nation, people are bringing in hives, and sometimes lots of them, into city areas, or small properties. This sudden change has brought up some important ethical questions that need to be asked before any small area beekeeping endeavor…

Farmers Market Inspiration- Creative and Unique Products For Success!

So you want to sell at a farmers market? Great! We all want side hustles, especially if they go hand in hand with our farming and homesteading aspirations. Do your Homework If you’re going to sell at a farmers market, then you need to be…

Stepping Up for the Future of Agriculture- Are You Willing?

When it came to our first year in New Mexico, we had a lot of expenses. With a cross country move, buying a new farm, renovating the new farm, and then the normal expenses of four kids, we didn’t have a lot of extra…

Farmers Market Manners, What You Need to Know

[wd_hustle id=”friends-and-family-newsletter”] Did you know that farmers markets have their own “code of conduct”? Markets are an energizing, unique environment that the vendors and buyers both love and enjoy. However, sometimes people can mistake a vendor’s actions, or not think something through before doing…

How to Update Your Farmhouse WITHOUT Sacrificing Functionality!

Homesteading is a constant struggle to balance your time and energy. While some things may be able to be postponed, the animals will always need to be fed and gardens will always need tending. Due to these immediate and constant needs, it is important…

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…

Learn How to Safely Beat the Summer Heat!

With summer fast approaching, our family is looking forward to longer days, BBQs and more time to enjoy our family and farm. Because of our appreciation for summer, one thing that we often think about is how to be safe when we’re outside working and playing…

The Next Generation of Bee Suits- How Does the BeeKool Suit Stack Up?

  When my husband came to me and stated that he needed a new bee suit, he was initially just going to get another traditional suit. With working in the Florida sun and humidity for hours at a time, his old suit had become stained,…