Had I any idea of the pivotal role she would play in my life, I would have given my lead ewe a better name. Boadicea, for instance. Or maybe Elizabeth. Or even Frances Darlene after my difficult and undeniably contrary mother. But at the time I saved her from the usual fate of 5 year-olds on most sh
Learn how Liz Zorab from @Liz Zorab - Byther Farm turned 0.8 acres of compacted pasture into a bountiful and wildlife-friendly smallholding/homestead.This be...
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This week we will introduce you to each animal on the farm! — Highlighting their purpose in our permaculture system. We use ducks as pesticides, chickens as no-dig garden bed / compost makers, and sheep and goats as lawnmowers — we follow a rotational / cell grazing system where they eat weeds and grasses and help to regenerate the land from degraded farmland into an immense food forest with pockets of native bush and wilderness. All the animals fertilise our gardens and fruit trees as they go — increasing the fertility of the soil, and our overall soil health. They also eat the fallen fruit in orchards, protecting from fruit flies and pests. Each animal holds a special role in this system, but they are also here for cuddles, and overall sweetness! We are sisters, Julia and Anastasia -- working our way towards self sufficiency and off grid living on Bundjalung Country in the rainforests of East Australia. We moved from the city to our family’s regenerative, organic farm with a dream to create a more sustainable future for generations to come. Join us as we learn to care for the land, the animals, and take steps every day to live self-sufficiently! Here we will share a
Urban sustainability and the possibilities of urban permaculture
Learn the benefits of Prunella Vulgaris. Self heal, heal-all, woundwort, heart-of-the-earth, carpenter’s herb, brownwort and blue curls are just some of the names this flower go by.
If the fox is getting too much to eat then it's time for a chicken shed.
If you're seeking an unusual hobby or part-time pursuit, consider raising silkworms—one of the world's most profitable insects after honeybees.
Among the biggest challenges the present world is going through, producing enough food for its vast
When considering whether rare and native breeds of livestock are suitable there are many elements to consider, these vary across species. If you are looking for advice then you are able to contact your local field officer. If you have land or are looking to acquire some land there are a number of basic things to consider: Fencing Water Supply Access Neighbouring Livestock Shelter Soil Type (if the ground is heavy clay then it would make it more difficult to graze the land during the winter) Former use of the land Disease Risk (e.g. TB is more of a problem in some areas)
This article was first published in the Oct/Nov 2009 issue of Backyard Poultry Magazine . Note that I have duplicated this article in the Poultry: Feeding section under the title Cultivating Soldier Grubs to Feed the Flock. ©Photos copyright Bonnie Long, 2009, except as noted.
How we use Homeopathy on the Farm What is Homeopathy and how can we use it on our farms? Homeopathy is a gentle… by marykelly
This annotated animal domestication table lists the dates and places that scholars have discovered about when over 30 animals were domesticated
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Australian poultry forum & information centre. Home of backyard & exhibition poultry in Australia and New Zealand. Chickens, waterfowl,other poultry. More than just a hobby! Noticeboard, Directory, Articles & Gallery. Founded by Andy Vardy.
SCOPS is an industry led group that represents the interests of the sheep industry. It recognises that, left unchecked, anthelmintic resistance is one of the biggest challenges to the future health and profitability of the UK sheep industry.
Pat Parelli has a system that teaches real horse savvy both on the ground and while riding, and it is a proven pathway to attaining your horsemanship goals and dreams using behavioral psychology that the Parelli Savvy Club supports.
Uniting all Americans to ensure wildlife thrive in a rapidly changing world, the National Wildlife Federation builds upon our nation's conservation heritage for present and future generations.
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Jonathan is a fourth-generation farmer in the Blackland Prairie near Rogers, TX. He went off to a better future away from the farm as the prevailing culture had taught him, where he earned a degree in business. The best part of college to Jonathan was meeting his wife, Kaylyn, with whom he moved to Fort Worth to begin their respective careers in business.
Farmstead Meatsmith is the only abattoir, butchery and educational operation of our kind in the country. We have classes out of harvesting events.
Advancing the use of draft animals and providing year-round educational and networking opportunities, Draft Animal-Power Network highlights ongoing efforts of people throughout the region who are educating, mentoring and building community around animal power and renewable land use.
Our New Cowgirl Camps have been a great success. Our participants told us it was a life-changing experience. We have scheduled the 2020 New Cowgirl Camps. They will be held on: Lazy R Ranch, Cheney, Washington For more information about how you can support our expanded New Rancher School, please see our donation form.
Birds are the sentries - and our key - to understanding the world beyond our front door. Lifelong birder, tracker and naturalist Jon Young guides us toward a deeper connection to the birds, to the natural world all around us and in the end, a deeper connection to ourselves.
The American Pastured Poultry Producers Association is a non-profit trade organization that encourages the production, processing, marketing, and purchasing of poultry raised on pasture. We see pastured poultry as the model for environmentally, emotionally, and economically sensible poultry production that can feed your local communities uniquely nutritious, delicious, and humanely-raised chicken, eggs, turkey, ducks, geese and guineas.
Regardless of your irrigation status, you’ll find great tips here on improving spring pastures, getting more forage with less nitrogen, adding legumes and preventing and reducing parasite pro…
Thinking of getting backyard chickens? This beginners guide will walk you through how to order chickens, when to order chickens, chicken supplies, chicken feed, how to treat Coccidiosis in chickens, and general chicken care. We take you through the first 6 weeks of owning and raising baby chickens. If you like our videos, give us a THUMBS UP and SHARE! It allows us to keep producing videos each week :0) RESOURCES: --------------------- Brinsea EcoGlow Brooder: http://geni.us/WF3H Chick Feeder and Waterer: http://geni.us/2gmj0DT Chick Non-Medicated Starter Feed: http://geni.us/0e9f Chick Grit: http://geni.us/OoMA Sav A Chick Electrolytes: http://geni.us/QvwVAQ Pine Shavings: http://geni.us/9f4x Sweet PDZ: http://geni.us/JMLU Corid 20% Powder: http://geni.us/jhjM Nutri-Drench Poultry: http://geni.us/aF0ouQ Premier 1 PoultryNet Starter Kit: http://geni.us/qwPrL My Pet Chicken: http://www.mypetchicken.com McMurray Hatchery: http://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com DIY COOP SPRAY: --------------------- 1-2 Tbsp Dr. Bronners Castile soap 15 drops peppermint oil 15 drops lavender oil 4-5 cups water HOW TO SUPPORT OUR CHANNEL: -------------------------------------------------------- Buy a
Tips for keeping chickens and other types of barnyard birds. Pros, cons, and chicken tractor designs!
Starting with sheep- MAKING YOUR SHEEP EASIER TO HANDLE. This video explains how to bucket train your sheep making them easier to handle. All my videos are made from my experience from when I started my flock of Devon and Cornwall Longwools 13 years ago. I have enjoyed showing for 10 years and have run an Annual Lambing Weekend for 8 years. I also run regular sheep care days.
21 things you should know or wish you had known before starting a goat farm. Covering everything from kids to climbing to personality and more.
Starting with sheep videos, including sheep care and Lambing. I will be uploading a Video every week. I hope it helps you not make the same mistakes as I did when I started back in 2007. My journey has been a great one with highs and lows. I have for 8 years held Lambing and Sheep Care Weekends and Days. All the content of my video’s are from my experience of starting and keeping my flock of Devon and Cornwall Longwools. I have had great success in County and local shows for the last 10 years. If you have any questions or I can help in anyway please feel free to leave a comment.
Introduction New beekeepers can sometimes be intimidated by the many choices they face. There are indeed many options for equipment, tools and clothing. There are even choices in terms of which type of honey bee to consider. However, the most visible decision they will make is the choice of beehive.…
Our Daily Goat Routine at Chick-a-Woof Ranch Guildbrook Farm | Simple Sustainable Living has asked to us show/share our daily goat/milking routine. We hope you learn something about us and how we manage our dairy goats on a daily basis. Be sure to check out the other awesome channels that are contributing! Thank you Appalachia's Homestead with Patara https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOR4MS6ObuE Cog Hill Farm & Homestead https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_WwTA7-uoE Guildbrook Farm | Simple Sustainable Living https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ic-G-v2WTmU&t=1598s Roots and Refuge Farm https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTZN3HhejW1tOiRdLGUCGGA Sullivan Family Homestead https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jG3OivHDYQ Weed 'em & Reap https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnz5PxJiL8I Whimsical WonderFarm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AacmV6e-RU0 Wholesome Roots https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4CEEuuXcVc&t=0s Visit us on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ChickaWoofRanch/ Visit us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chickawoof_ranch/ Walk In The Park by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: ht