The Beauty of Pokeweed

As the summer winds down and I start to channel my inner squirrel, foraging and storing plants before the coming winter months, I’ve realized it may be time to share more information about all the “weeds” that I love. Pokeweed is an often misunderstood plant. Here in Tennessee you can find plenty of folks whoContinue reading “The Beauty of Pokeweed”

A Season For Everything

Today, while enjoying an unexpected visit from friends, I was reminded that there is a season for everything. While I recognize this in our gardening (I’m currently behind on prepping some of my fall beds) and with our animals (I need to check the calendar to see when to expect our next farrowing), there areContinue reading “A Season For Everything”

Raising Farm Kids

Spoiler alert: we don’t have it figured out either. There’s something special about farm kids. They know far more about life than many of their peers, if for no other reason than seeing the harsh realities of farm life. They’ve seen births, experienced death, worked through meal times to prepare for a storm, and hadContinue reading “Raising Farm Kids”

What Type of Homesteader Are You?

Can we talk about “The Homesteading Movement” for a minute? I had a colleague recently ask how our farmstead was different than the farms she sees at the farmer’s market. At first glance, it probably isn’t very different, except we don’t have a dedicated market garden or sell at local markets – we rely onContinue reading “What Type of Homesteader Are You?”

LGD Health and Nutrition: The Role of Body Condition Scoring

Health and nutrition go hand in hand. We all try to ensure that our animals are cared for in the best way, but have you ever been confused by feeding recommendations? We’ve tried a few different dog food brands and every one had a different feeding chart. None of them seemed to take into accountContinue reading “LGD Health and Nutrition: The Role of Body Condition Scoring”