Courtesy Wavebreak Media/ThinkstockAs a beginning farmer, you have your farm dream alongside a limitless pile of cash and are ready to start, right? Wrong!While that might be a nice farming fantasy, in reality, we all share the challenge of crafting our business vision with one that fits our financial limitations.
Home /Gardening /Garden Resolutions for 2017PHOTO: H. Krisp/Wikimedia CommonsAs yet another year has drawn to a close, many gardeners likely find themselves reflecting on the 2016 growing season and starting a mental list of what to do differently in 2017.In my own garden, 2016 was a year of unusual projects.
At a very young age, Connie learned from her Grandma Pearl to observe and love backyard birds. She stills feeds and studies them every day. Why Is There Bare Dirt Under My Bird Feeder?Did you know that sunflower seed hulls contain a toxin that affects other plants? It can keep them from sprouting and developing a root system.
PHOTO: Leslie Henry/FlickrIf you want to keep sheep but you don’t want to deal with wool, think hair sheep. Shepherds are flocking to hair sheep for many reasons, and not only because they needn’t be shorn.Other advantages of hair-sheep breeds include their increased heat tolerance, parasite and hoof-rot resistance, increased lambing percentages, and outstanding mothering ability with above-average milk production.
PHOTO: Jesse FrostOver the years we have raised various animals for livestock—pigs, goats, chickens, you name it. But busy vegetable farmers just hoping for a simple project, time and again we mostly found livestock to be more of a hassle than a satisfying venture. We either lacked the requisite infrastructure, the time to chase them around when they jumped the fence, or the right forage.
CS has been gardening with his Dad since he could pick up a shovel, and has been locked in never-ending battle with deer ever since. It& 39;s a beautiful spring morning. The snow is melting, and your very first tulips can just be seen peeking out of the dark soil. All your hard work this fall paid off, you think to yourself and smile as you look over your garden with a steaming cup of coffee.