Timber Creek Farmer

Janet Garman is the writer and animal wrangler on Timber Creek Farm. In addition to writing the blog posts, she manages the online shop, seeks out new products to add to their Free Range Yarn lineup, and writes books and magazine articles.

In addition, Janet loves to speak at in-person venues to further the education regarding small farm operations, livestock care, and the importance of the wool industry. She has a background in large animal farm management and an animal science degree from the University of Maryland, which has helped her focus her energy toward helping others learn to raise livestock, chickens, ducks, rabbits, and small farm management.

You can find her writing in Countryside Magazine, Backyard Poultry Magazine, and Goat Journal. She speaks both locally and throughout the US on homesteading, poultry, and livestock management. Janet’s books include Natural Dyes on Wool with Timber Creek Farm, Keeping Sheep and Other Fiber Animals, 50 Do-it-Yourself Projects for Keeping Goats, 50 Do-it-Yourself Projects for Keeping Chickens, Chickens from Scratch, Habitat Housing for Rabbits, and Margarita and the Beautiful Gifts. All books are available in her online shop, or wherever books are sold. 

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. 

Date: Friday, October 7th, 2022 2:30 PM

WOMEN’S RETREAT TOPIC: You CAN Do This—Drowning Out the Naysayers

Date: Saturday, November 12th, 2022 2:15 PM