Animals, Birds, and Bees

Animals, Birds, and Bees

A resource list to support this section of our Permaculture Design Course

The Power of the Matriarch — White Gum Wool

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

Organic Self Sufficiency with Liz Zorab / Growing a nutrient-rich, abundant garden on a small budget

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...

Kim Deans discusses chickens, or chooks in a permaculture system

Created for the Permaculture Women's Guild online double-certificate design course. Get more info and a FREE Guest Pass at

Kim Deans discusses her permaculture cows

Created for the Permaculture Women's Guild online double-certificate design course. Get more info and a FREE Guest Pass at

Pets In A Permaculture System

Here are some tips for including pets in your permaculture design so that they bring job instead of causing trouble!

Put Pigs And Chickens TOGETHER, What Happens?

The pigs and chickens are working together now, plus we review and plant 4 cover crops in the old pig area. ↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓ click SHOW MORE for... more ↓↓...

Living With 74 Animals In A Food Forest! Permaculture Farm Tour

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

Reasons To Grow Calendula

If you’re brainstorming the coming season’s garden and are looking for a low-maintenance, multi-use, beautiful, and long-blooming flower, look no further, grow calendula!

How To Grow A Pollinator Garden

Need to attract a more diverse group of insects and pollinators? Here's how to grow a pollinator garden.

Why Should Farmers Get Subsidies?

Over recent years, there has been a growing resentment about the subsidies farmers receive. But why do farmers get subsidies anyway?

Benefits Of Prunella Vulgaris: Self Heal, The Wonder Weed

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.

The Secrets of Raising Silkworms | MOTHER EARTH NEWS

If you're seeking an unusual hobby or part-time pursuit, consider raising silkworms—one of the world's most profitable insects after honeybees.

Getting started

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)

No Crap: Missing 'Mega Poop' Starves Earth

The extinction of megafauna such as whales and elephants has led to a shortage of poop, pushing global nutrient cycling out of whack, researchers say.

Orchestrating Diversified Livestock

Managing multiple species and the pasture that support them is like a complex symphony with you as the conductor. Here’s how to make beautiful music

Black Soldier Fly, White Magic

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.

Homeopathy - an important part of our organic farm. — Steemit

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

How did we ever manage to domesticate so many animals?

This annotated animal domestication table lists the dates and places that scholars have discovered about when over 30 animals were domesticated

On Pasture

Translating research and experience into practices you can use NOW!

IN PRACTICE Journal - Holistic Management International

IN PRACTICE is HMI’s bi-monthly journal for anyone interested in land health, food security and cultivating thriving communities.

Backyard Poultry - Information Centre Australia

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.

The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

The Xerces Society is a science-based nonprofit organization that protects wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitats.

Trackers Camps & Outdoor Programs

At Trackers Earth Portland we offer Day and Overnight Camps for kids and teens, Wilderness Survival and Homesteading classes for all ages. Call us 503-345-3312.

SCOPS | Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep

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.

Login Sign up - Parelli Savvy Club

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.

National Wildlife Federation

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.


The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow, throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation.

Home - HAWL

Sessions will be held every Thursday for 8 weeks from 10.30 am to approx 2.30 pm GMT. Cost will be a very discounted £350 and will cover all the topics usually taught on our basic 3 day Tetbury course. For more details please contact or call 01666 841213 / 0781394564.

Holistic Management International - Healthy Land, Healthy Food, Healthy Lives

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 | Butchery, Education & Membership

Farmstead Meatsmith is the only abattoir, butchery and educational operation of our kind in the country. We have classes out of harvesting events.

Draft Animal Power Network

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.

New Cowgirl Camp 2020

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.

Bird Language

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.

American Pastured Poultry Producers Association - Home

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.

Setting Up an Intensive Grazing System That Works – Pasture Recovery Periods

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…

Make A Mason Bee House - Hobby Farms

Mason bees are efficient pollinators. Help them set up their home on your farm with this family-friendly project.

Beginners Guide To Raising BACKYARD CHICKENS

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: Chick Feeder and Waterer: Chick Non-Medicated Starter Feed: Chick Grit: Sav A Chick Electrolytes: Pine Shavings: Sweet PDZ: Corid 20% Powder: Nutri-Drench Poultry: Premier 1 PoultryNet Starter Kit: My Pet Chicken: McMurray Hatchery: 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

The Accidental Smallholder

Smallholding articles and advice from experienced smallholders the world over. Smallholding forum, recipes, equipment, books and supplies for smallholders.

Pastured Pigs at Nettle Valley Farm

A brief overview of the pastured pig management systems we use at Nettle Valley Farm.

Fencing for Paddock Shift with Swales

What are the requirements for fencing in a field with swales? What are the pros and cons of having swales integrated into a grazing system?

Starting With Sheep - Making your Sheep Easier To Handle

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 to Know About Goats Before You Start a Goat Farm | MOTHER EARTH NEWS

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.

How to Make a Dog Waste Digester

Green Up's Cathy Dueck shows you in a step by step process how to make your own Dog Waste Digester

Lesley Perrett

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.

The Common Types of Beehives - PerfectBee

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

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 Cog Hill Farm & Homestead Guildbrook Farm | Simple Sustainable Living Roots and Refuge Farm Sullivan Family Homestead Weed 'em & Reap Whimsical WonderFarm Wholesome Roots Visit us on our Facebook page: Visit us on Instagram: Walk In The Park by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license ( Artist: ht

Buckwheat treats for the pastured pigs

We broadcast various annuals and perennials into our pastures before and after the pigs graze.