It will be kidding time here in a few short months and we just can’t wait to see all the adorable bouncy babies! Our first year kidding we were so nervous and were not sure what goat kidding signs to look for.
What is Coccidia in Chickens and Goats?
Coccidia in chickens and goats, if left untreated can be very dangerous.
Coccidia otherwise known as cocci or coccidious is an internal parasite that can affect all species. Coccidia can be found in the dirt, fecal matter, pretty much anywhere outside that your animals will definitely be touching.
You would think that with how widespread coccidia can be that it would be a simple thing right? Wrong! Coccidia, although by definition (it is a single cell protoza) is a simple organism how it affects animals is not simple at all….
There are almost as many types of peppers as there are people in the world. Well, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but there certainly are a lot of pepper varieties.
When you are thinking about the different types of peppers, first, you can break them into two general pepper types: hot and sweet. Both hot peppers and sweet peppers can be delicious, it will really depend on what you are using them for as to which general type of pepper you will want to use.
Then, within, each of those general types of peppers you have specific pepper varieties. A quick look online will tell you that there are upwards of 50,000 different pepper varieties!
Holy smokes, that is a lot of different types of peppers!!
Peppers are one of the easiest vegetables to grow. Since they are so easy, we usually like to add several types of peppers to our garden each year.
That means we get a LOT of peppers. We usually freeze peppers so that we can use them all year round.
With at least 50,000 types of peppers to choose from, it may seem a little overwhelming when you try to decide which peppers would be best to add to your garden. We always try to add a few sweet peppers and a few hot peppers since they are used in different foods.
Most of the types of peppers that we usually plant are pretty common – that way they can be used in multiple ways and multiple dishes over the year.
Here are 5 types of peppers that you should add in to your garden plans.
You can’t call yourself a farmer or homesteader until you have gone out in the freezing cold and broken up icy waterers. But, we think that experiencing that once or twice is plenty enough for anyone. There are several tips you can use to keep goat and chicken water from freezing.
So, unless we move back to Florida (where winter is 50 degrees), we need to find ways to keep waterers from freezing in the winter-time. (For more winter fun, check out these Winter Farm Activities you should try!)…
Getting gifts for farmers is tough business. Often times, minimalism comes along with the homesteading lifestyle. If you don’t need it, you probably don’t want it. This can prove a bit frustrating for your loved ones when the holidays come around and it’s time to buy gifts for farmers.
So, what do you do in this situation?
Fortunately there are some things that every homestead needs and most of them are useful all year round! So the next time your non-homesteading loved one asks what you want this holiday season, point them to this list of the top gifts for farmers that are useful ALL year round….
If you have taken care of your sweet chicks, you have brooded your chicks and they possibly have started to lay they are living the happy chicken life outside, but then winter is coming. You probably want to know the secret to keeping chickens warm in winter, right?
Our first year with chickens in winter we were really stressed out about how we would be keeping our chickens warm. Winters here are not SO awful, but it gets well below freezing for quite a while. We also get a good amount of snow a few times a year….