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…

Poultry and Zoning

Backyard flocks are becoming more and more popular. However, with their popularity, many people are finding themselves at odds with zoning laws and homeowner association restrictions. To those that know all of the benefits of keeping poultry, this can be a major disappointment. Despite…

Learn The Qualities of a Successful Homesteader

When it comes to farming and homesteading, we often tend to take things for granted. If we have a problem, we can just go to the store, or search online to find the answer in moments. While this is a tremendous advantage, one has…

Learn How To Motivate Your Children With Farm Chores

One question that I get often is, “How old does my child need to be to start chores?” I may be a minority, but I believe that we often underestimate our children. Not allowing your child to do chores, and thus learn responsibility, is…

Goat Birthing Kit- How You Can Prepare For Goat Kidding Season

Raising goats is a rewarding aspect to your homestead! Every year,  homesteaders look forward to goat kidding season with eager anticipation. When it comes to goats, an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure. Nowhere else is this saying more true than…

Create A Canine First Aid Kit

Disclaimer: These kits are not intended to replace the need for veterinary care in certain situations. However, as a rancher, farmer, hunter or camper, you may not be able to get to the vet in a timely manner. Often in these situations, we are…