Thursday, June 2, 2011

Homesteading for Dingbats

I am going to try to write on a few faucets of homesteading,
farming and animal husbandry that will serve to, hopefully,
benefit those starting down this road recently or in the near future.

This first edition, if you will, concerns animal selection,
 pros and cons of different species, as well as pros and
 cons as different breeds.

Some upcoming blogs in this "series," as we will call it, are:

#1 Homesteading for Dingbats: Animal Selection
#2 Homesteading for Dingbats: Dairy Animals
#3 Homesteading for Dingbats: Modern verses Old Fashioned
#4 Homesteading for Dingbats: Economics
#5 Homesteading for Dingbats: Organic verses Healthy
#6 Homesteading for Dingbats: Why?

and more will be added as I go along. . .

Also, look for upcoming blogs on:

The Weston A Price Foundation
Humane Farming
Cheese and Soapmaking
Goat Appraisals through the ADGA
Milking: the process
and more!



Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds. For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation? The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered. The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field. And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens

- Proverbs 27:23-27

"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares."

- George Washington