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Fencing: Different Kind Of Sport

Suffice it to say, I've looked over a great many fence styles and one particular stands out as meeting our needs.  Our needs are: Keep in goats Keep out predators and deer Define boundaries A fence may encase the perimeter... Continue Reading →

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Compost Tea

This post is directly pulled from Organic Hobby Farming by Andy Tomolonis.  Thanks, Andy! How do you make compost even better? by steeping it into microbe-rich compost tea - an organic elixir with the power to make plants stronger, healthier, and... Continue Reading →

The Science of Soil

I'm just going to get right into it: There are three main types of soil: Clay, Sand, and Silt     Above: Clay (left) and Sandy soil (right) Clay Can be formed into a ball Holds water more readily Compost must... Continue Reading →

The Difference Between Straw and Hay

For a good and concise summary of the difference between straw and hay, I'm going to pull heavily from Cindy at homegrownfun.com.  She does an excellent job of explaining the difference. Hay is green.  It is harvested fresh before seeding,... Continue Reading →

Determining Farm Size

A simple way to determine the size of the farm is to add up all the requirements and see a tight, minimum requirement. Donkeys (2): 1 acre Alpacas (2): ¼ acre Goats (2-4): ½ - 1 acres Pigs: 500-1000ft² Wood lot: ½ acre... Continue Reading →

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