Snags – Charlie Brown Trees for Wildlife

Snags – Charlie Brown Trees for Wildlife Or, Just Because You Suck at Equine and Timber Management Doesn't Mean You Can't be Awesome at Wildlife Management Snags – Standing Timber that Provides Critical Wildlife Habitat There are two dead oaks outside my kitchen...

How We Designed Our House

How We Designed Our House Most of the time, if you want to live on your rural property, you have a few choices – build, remodel, renovate, and other options are available, like a tent, camper or a mobile home. (Of course there’s a chance that you have...
Rotational Grazing 101

Rotational Grazing 101

Rotational Grazing 101 Whether you call it MiG – management intensive grazing – mob grazing, managed grazing, strip grazing or any of a half dozen other names, rotational grazing is a system of allowing animals to graze a pasture, then providing that...

About All That Mud

About All That Mud It looks terrible now, but in another month, a little dozer work and vigorous green grass will remove any vestiges of these ruts. These cows are waiting for me to remove the wire between them and their new "break". Rotationally grazed pastures can...

The Differences Between Hay and Straw

Farming has its own language, and sometimes people outside of the farming community don’t understand what we’re saying, no matter how slowly or how loudly we talk. If you knew the difference between hay and straw is five dollars a bale, you at least sort...

Finding Your Farmland – An Overview

Whether you’re looking for a small acreage for homesteading, a working farm to support a career change, or a large parcel for a family retreat, finding the right piece of ground is nothing like spending the day at Sunday open houses in a new subdivision. Where...