Keeping Horses on the Homestead

Keeping Horses on the Homestead

                Keeping horses on the farm might not be what it used to be 100 years ago where they were used to plow the fields, drive you to town and do all of the heavy work.  In fact, owners today have a reputation of just throwing their hard-earned […]

Healing Wounds on the Farm(without a vet)

Healing Wounds on the Farm(without a vet)

Farm animals can do some strange things.  I’ve often wondered if they ever think about the consequences of their actions. If I were a bettin’ woman, I’d bet no. I have to remind myself that they are animals.  God love ’em.  They sure can get themselves in a bind. And I want to be ready. […]

Top Ten Essential Oils for Livestock

I am amazed at the many uses of essential oils.  And when I found out that I can use them on my farm animals too?  Holy cow!  That was a revolution for me!  And it’s not rocket science either.  As you read this list, you will realize that many of the issues we have as […]

How to Raise Chicks Simplified

How to Raise Chicks Simplified

We received our chicks this morning!  I decided to get the brown egg layer assortment this year.  I’m not exactly sure what’s what and who’s who, but my children have already named a few of our soon-to-be hens!  I did notice that two of them are the Turkens, with the bald neck and head……………my thoughts […]

What I Wish I Knew Before Owning Goats

What I Wish I Knew Before Owning Goats

Before I got the goat itch and became a goat owner, I wish I would’ve known some things beforehand.  You know, things that only a true friend and goat owner will tell you.  Things you don’t find in an ‘all about goats’ book.  But, let me back up a bit before the itch. My dad […]

Meet Whisper, Our First Foal

Meet Whisper, Our First Foal

Find out about essential oils for family and farm here! For those that follow me on Facebook and Instagram, you might have seen this beauty from a picture or two or three.  She is the newest addition to the farm and we love her oh so much!  But let me back up a bit and […]

When It’s Time to Get Rid of Your Buck

Raising goats is like, hmmm….I’ve got nothin’.  It’s a humbling thing really.  If you struggle with pride, get a goat.  If you think you are the next best thing to God’s creation, get a buck.  And that, my friends, is your spiritual lesson for the day. You are welcome.  In all seriousness, owning a buck […]

How to Make Your Own Fly Repellent for Your Dog’s Nose

How to Make Your Own Fly Repellent for Your Dog’s Nose

Follow me on Facebook and Pinterest! So far this spring, the flies are out in full force.  Usually they don’t get too bad until a little later in the summer.  Unfortunately, our Great Pyrenees seem to attract the flies, mainly on their noses. I’ve tried vaseline, I’ve tried nontherapeutic grade essential oils and a few other […]