Animals

Working and dealing with animals on a homestead, ranch or farm

Everything You Need to Know About Hair Sheep

For the last 6 years we have been raising hair sheep as a part of our ranch. It first started as a side hobby for myself, but grew very quickly over those years as I acquired more sheep, different breeds and worked on making a very nice hair sheep breed. As homesteading and backyard hobby …

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Makin’ Bacon – Homemade Bacon – No Nitrates, No Junk!

Do you love bacon, but do not love the fact that bacon is loaded with Nitrates, MSG and other things harmful to you and your family? Look no further then fresh pork belly! It is extremely simple to make your own bacon! It’s simple, fast and done overnight and tastes amaaazing! Ingredients to make up …

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Raising Free Range Cornish Cross Chickens

This was the first year we tried raising Cornish Cross chickens for our customers. To say that it was a success, would be an overstatement, but to say it was a total failure would be… Well, almost correct, but it was not a complete loss, we at least broke even, but in a business, “breaking …

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Celebrating Good Fats! Lets Make Lard!

It’s about time the fat myth got busted. Wall Street Journal Article Time Magazine Article Now since all these fabulous sources say it’s true, now we can believe modern medicine… Right? Well, animal fats have never been bad for you, regardless of what Time and the WSJ tell you. But now since it is “officially” …

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Grass vs. Grain Finished Beef

Are you confused with all the terminology about beef? Grain finished, grass fed, natural/organic beef and grass finished might be making your head spin as you go shop through the grocery store and your not sure which one is the best for you. Here’s a simple way of explaining the differences. Grain Finished-The Majority of …

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