Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The business structure you choose for your farm influences daily operations, how decisions are made and the responsibilities of owners.
goats on pasture

FAMACHA scoring is used to identify risk of barber pole worm infestation in small ruminants. It is an effective, easy-to-use tool everyone from backyard hobbyists to large-scale producers can use on the farm.
Kale

Sunlight is critical to growing vegetables, but ensuring vegetable plants get enough sunlight can be tricky if trees, fences or structures keep your yard shady.
egg gourds

Whether you grow your own or purchase pumpkins, gourds and squash at market, these five preservation steps make autumn ornamentals last longer.
seedlings

If you're an avid gardener, or hobby farmer, get your seeds started indoors soon. Starting seeds in late February and early March will give your plants the best chance when they're moved outdoors.
garlic

Growing garlic is easy. Garlic planted in fall and overwintered is ready to harvest by mid to late summer.
beans and watermelon seeds

Seed starting containers and homemade potting medium can be made with just a few supplies.
farmhouse

To successfully finance your farm you must shop for lenders, compare loan terms and rates, and determine the amount of money required for a down payment.
woodstove

A thorough inspection identifies system maintenance needs and allows time to fix problems before winter weather hits.
Stack of firewood in truckbed

With the price of fossil fuels on the rise and consumers seeking green energy alternatives, heating with wood makes sense.