Many people wonder if you can keep bees in the city since other animals tend to need more space. But be sure to do it right so you don’t have neighborhood war.
Learning the Ins and Outs of Organic Farming
I’ve seen that hard work goes a long way to producing healthy produce that works with nature, not against it. Organic farmers, you have my lifetime respect, and I will support you by eating anything your gardens produce.
West Nile Virus Disease in Horses
Learn the symptoms of West Nile virus disease in horses, how the disease is treated, and how you can prevent your horse from becoming infected.
Buying a Pig? Taking the Self-Sufficient Plunge
Buying a pig and becoming self sufficient in providing meat for you and your family.
Normally Harmless Grass Causes Cattle Deaths Due to Drought Conditions
Severe drought conditions are causing cattle deaths due to poisoning from normally safe grasses which create toxins under drought conditions.
The Great Beehive Adventure
Last year we purchased a nuc beehive, that is a five-frame mini hive of bees. We purchased it a little late…the first week of June, but then the stress of getting established that a new hive goes through was further complicated by the most severe drought Oklahoma has experienced in my lifetime. Long story short, […]
Baby Goats in the Backyard
This week has been a busy one as we’ve seen both our momma goats (called does, the same as deer are) giving birth. Our La Mancha doe had twins about a week ago and our Boer goat gave birth last night as we were working on putting together the raised garden bed (more on that […]
Mail-Order Baby Chicks Arrive at the Ranch
Our mail-order baby chicks have arrived at the ranch! We ordered from Hoovers Hatchery Poultry and ordered 80 chicks. We are splitting them with my in-laws so I’m not putting 80 chickens in the backyard, don’t worry. We have 40 Cornish Cross which will go into the freezer the end of May, and 40 heavy-layer […]
Health Benefits of Free-Range Eggs
Why Free-Range Eggs Are Nutritionally Better Chickens allowed to roam freely on farms are able to get a varied diet. Caged hens are subject to the same feed daily, much of which is genetically modified. Free-ranging chickens can eat bugs, grasses, and other plants which will give them a variety of nutrients. They are often […]