1. milkmansdaughter


    Hi all, I've been looking up threads on pemmican, but the ones I found were really old. My son plans on backpacking/hiking through Europe this summer and wants to make pemmican. Does anyone have any recipes, or tips? What are your favorite flavors to add? Favorite meats? Has anyone tried it with...
  2. N

    A year on the homestead...

    OK @sumi asked if someone would try to keep track of financials on the homestead for a year so we can all see what it costs to take care of all these critters. Since it's nearly the end of the year, I'll start this thread and hope to keep up with it through 2018. I am not raising pigs this...
  3. Beekissed

    Egg and meat production in poultry

    Thought I'd start a thread about goals for a homestead least, my goals, and I assume the goals for many who are trying to produce food on the homestead. Chickens are a big part of that here, as they are our only livestock right now. Last year I didn't keep track of egg numbers...
  4. milkmansdaughter

    CSA/ Farm sharing anyone??

    Hi All, Upon recommendation, I just starting to look into CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) / Farm sharing. Does anyone here have any experience with CSA? ANY input + or - would be appreciated! Here's a link for more information:
  5. N

    Deworming pigs

    Okay.... The current debate/question in my household. My husband's pig raiser friends all deworm their pigs before butchering. He's always been told you "have to" do this. I don't particularly see why I would need to add chemicals to my meat when my pigs look perfectly healthy and are gaining...
  6. Beekissed

    Management practices to improve livestock food production~meat, eggs, milk, etc.

    I try every year to improve egg and meat production, while still trying to maintaining a balance in a dual purpose flock, of both. I don't want to lean too far one way or the other or one loses the meaning and purpose of a dual purpose breed~that of acceptable production of both meat and eggs...