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…

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…

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…

How to Make and Keep Meaningful Homestead Resolutions

It is that time of year again, the days are cold and short, and we are eager to turn over a new leaf with the new year. New Year’s resolutions are something that have in itself become a tradition. Often times, our resolutions focus…

Combatting Low Poultry Egg Production

    Nothing is more frustrating to poultry owners than having laying chickens that do not produce eggs consistently. With a wide variety of causes, getting to the root of your poultry’s problem is no easy task. Occasionally, homesteaders will discover that it is not…

Why Your 4-H Club Needs Cloverbuds

Take Time For the Cloverbuds The age that children begin their 4-H journey is a pivotal time in their life. All too often we tend to overlook our 4-H members that are in the Cloverbud age group. Sometimes this is simply due to not…

A Guide to Your Child’s Success with the 4-H Chicken Project

  Bringing Home Your 4-H Chicks Finally! The moment that your children have been waiting for! You just got the call from the 4-H office and their project chicks are ready to be picked up! Through all of the excitement, there are some things…

Starting Your Backyard Flock

      As winter begins to draw to a close, our thoughts shift to spring and the new possibilities for our homestead. The seed and poultry magazines are beginning to arrive in our mailboxes, and farm stores are starting to sound with the…