Timber Creek Farmer

Janet is the farmer, wife, blogger, photographer, and author at Timber Creek Farm. Janet promotes holistic care for both her family and her animals. She is the author of the books 50 Do It Yourself Projects for Keeping Chickens, Chickens From Scratch, Margarita and the Beautiful Gift, and Habitat Housing for Rabbits. Her newest book titled The Good Living Guide to Fiber Animals, Fleece, and Yarn: Raising Fiber Animals and Shearing, Carding, Spinning, and Dyeing Wool.

Her works have been published in well-known publications such as Countryside Magazine, From Scratch Magazine, ThePrepperProject.com, and more. She is a yarn craft enthusiast and uses and sells her own yarn straight from the sheep on the farm.

Topic: Raising Livestock on Small Homesteads

The topic will cover multiple species that are suitable for properties under 10 acres, or properties that are not perfectly suited to pasture grazing. (Spoiler alert! There is no perfect.) Janet will share both her knowledge from her animal science degree and over 25 years of homesteading utilizing a small barnyard within a larger tree farm property, having successfully raised goats, sheep, poultry, rabbits, cattle, horses, and pigs. This lecture will help you find the best path for your plans regarding livestock. Don’t close the door to your dreams of raising livestock for milk, meat, or fiber. Topics will include fencing, housing, handling, pasture rotation, feeding hay, selling the offspring, record keeping, manure management, and more.