Post Archives from the ‘The Homestead’ Category

Cattle 101 A, Basic Supplies & Needs

Posted on: November 3rd, 2015 by

LFF Dexter Cattle Herd Since I have been very happy with my cattle, I want to encourage others with an interest in starting their own herd to take the first steps necessary. I started seriously planning for cattle in 2010 with the purchase of baling equipment in order to bale the Sawmill property. Before purchasing my Continue reading the story "Cattle 101 A, Basic Supplies & Needs"

Don’t Forget The Cow

Posted on: July 21st, 2015 by

LFF Cattle Herd, Cows, Farm Snow, Hay If I could go back a decade I would make it a priority to get a cow. I only had six acres then, all of which was inside the city limits and unfenced. At that time I planned to get a cow someday, but I should have pushed forward right Continue reading the story "Don’t Forget The Cow"

The New Easy to Build Small PVC Chicken Tractor Row Crop Cultivator

Posted on: June 1st, 2015 by

LFF Standard Cultivator PVC Chicken Tractor I say small, but for a row crop cultivator this tractor is a yacht. Measuring in at 27" wide and 13' long. After proving the concept we had a need for a more refined chicken tractor cultivator for weeding our garden with chicken power. It needed all the standard refinements like Continue reading the story "The New Easy to Build Small PVC Chicken Tractor Row Crop Cultivator"

The Tilapia Aquaculture and Quail Project

Posted on: May 10th, 2015 by

LFF Corn Crib Foundation Since our farm is missing the old corn crib that once rested on a 16' diameter concrete circle next to our big grain bin, we had an opportunity. The concrete foundation is right by the garden and is also on higher ground by a foot or two. A perfect place for a 4000 Continue reading the story "The Tilapia Aquaculture and Quail Project"

Bad Luck For 2015, The IFTTT Website, Search Tempest & Craigslist

Posted on: April 16th, 2015 by

Holstein It seems it is becoming a trend to get our bad luck out of the way early in the year. I knew Holstein was bred later, but didn't think she was due to give birth soon. As it worked out she picked nice weather to go into labor, but that is the only thing that went Continue reading the story "Bad Luck For 2015, The IFTTT Website, Search Tempest & Craigslist"

A Place for Geese on a Small Farm

Posted on: March 10th, 2015 by

LFF Pair of Embden Geese We got a mated pair of Embden  geese early last year. Based on our experience so far there will always be a place on our farm for geese. Geese are much more expensive than chickens, ducks or turkeys but are well worth having. Hissing GanderContinue reading the story "A Place for Geese on a Small Farm"

2014 Year In Review Part II

Posted on: February 25th, 2015 by
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LFF Tilapia Pool There were a lot of projects in 2014 that I have not discussed on my website but plan to in the future. Some of these projects include a 4,000 gallon pool used as a Tilapia aquaculture project and a 8x24' greenhouse lean to that is under construction on the south side of our Continue reading the story "2014 Year In Review Part II"

2014 Year In Review Part I

Posted on: January 27th, 2015 by

LFF 8-31-14, 861, Plowing, Big Field, Farm We accomplished a lot in 2014, but as always there were a lot of projects that didn't get done. When you move into a 100 yr old farmhouse that had not been lived in for awhile as you are building a small farm while raising a family and running a Continue reading the story "2014 Year In Review Part I"

Wanting a Homestead or CSA/Micro Farm? I Have A Deal for You

Posted on: January 5th, 2015 by

LFF Bevier Property 2004

Bevier Property Looking East

I am no longer taking applications for this position, I am leaving this post up for people to see.

What I offer: 4.25 acres of property in Bevier Missouri with a three bedroom mobile home. In addition to the 4 acres Continue reading the story "Wanting a Homestead or CSA/Micro Farm? I Have A Deal for You"

Muscovy Ducks VS Chickens

Posted on: December 12th, 2014 by

Big Pond on Our Farm

Geese On Our Big Pond

While we have chosen to raise both, there are some differences between chickens and Muscovy ducks. If you have the room, both are worth keeping. This post will be comparing the two based on my experience. Row Crop Cultivator Tractor, <span class=Continue reading the story "Muscovy Ducks VS Chickens"