A Brief History of Goats

A Brief History of Goats

Goats are a wonderful choice for an animal to keep on a homestead. They provide delicious milk which can be used for cheese, yogurt, even butter. They help out with clearing land or mowing since they are notorious for eating nearly everything (we’ve all seen the ubiquitous imagery of a goat gnawing on a can). Meat breeds of goat can quickly and easily fill up your freezer with delicious, nutritious meat. They are also relatively easy to care for, and, since they can provide either meat or dairy, are much smaller and easier (not to mention cheaper!) than cows. If […]

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How to Make Raw Cat Food (Video)

How to Make Raw Cat Food (Video)

Wait! I know this sounds pretty gross, but it’s actually really cool. If you’re a cat person, you probably understand the desire to feed your feline friends something nutritious and delicious. Cats are notoriously picky eaters, and part of the reason this may be is that the majority of the time, they’re being fed cooked, grain-based foods they’re simply not meant to eat! Some of my favorite health-focused homesteaders on YouTube shared this video recently of how they make their raw, super affordable cat food. They start the video by explaining why they don’t enjoy making it, so if you […]

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Benefits of Cats on a Homestead

Benefits of Cats on a Homestead

When most people think of a cat they tend to think of litter boxes, scratching posts, and silly toys, if not allergies.  Cats are a common choice for people in small homes or apartments that want to have a pet.  It makes sense, they are smaller than a Great Dane, and can use a litter box.  But in reality, if given the opportunity, most cats would love to be outside hunting and exploring, it’s in their blood.  Any self-respecting cat would love to be on a homestead, and here a few reasons that might want to consider having one on […]

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