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Livestock Guardian Dog | Training a Pup

livestock guardian dog | training a pu

A livestock guardian dog is essential when homesteading or farming. The key to having a loyal, hard working adult LGD is the ongoing training which occurs as a pup. Raising livestock is an investment, one which must be protected. Many homesteaders and farmers find having a livestock guardian dog on the property prevents the loss […]

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Raising Goats | Is it the Right time?

Raising Goats, when is the right time to incorporate them onto the homestead? Prior to incorporating goats make sure fencing, breed selection, and the intention as to why they are on the homestead is clear. It’s important to know if it is the right time for goats on your homestead. A common question I hear […]

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Thieves on the Homestead

By Jason Rehr, Big Bear Homestead Summer is here in full swing. Corn is  growing. Tomatoes ripening. Chicks hatching. Piglets squealing. The most rewarding moments of homesteading  are upon us. And then the day comes. You walk out to you r chicken tractors  only to find one of your  chickens has been attacked by an opposum. […]

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How Do You Keep Chickens Warm ?

From the moment that you first bring home the newly hatched chicks, the question of how to keep chickens warm will become important. Unless the chicks are hatched under a broody hen, it is your responsibility to keep chickens warm. Surprisingly, this is a short term concern. Once your chicks are mostly full grown, and feathered […]

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