Homesteading, Organic Gardening, How to Farm, Preparedness, Self-Reliance
We have a lot of areas on our property where the pasture grows faster than our animals can eat it, and we want to cut it as hay, but modern equipment can't get to those areas because of trees, hills,…Continue
In 2002, we moved to 32 acres on a creek in the middle of nowhere to start growing our own food organically. Our livestock experience consisted of two cats and a poodle, but we had learned to grow a little in our suburban garden. Initially we made a lot of mistakes, but every year we learned a little more, and today we produce 100% of our own meat, eggs, dairy, and maple syrup, as well as most of our fruits and vegetables.
Our homestead consists of Nigerian dwarf and la mancha dairy goats, Shetland sheep, Irish dexter cattle, American guinea hogs, heritage chickens, and turkeys.
In 2011, I wrote Homegrown & Handmade: A Practical Guide to More Self-Reliant Living, which was published by New Society. It's available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or your favorite independent bookstores.