Tag Archives : livestock

Jackson Stables Trail Ride, Estes, CO


Trail rides are a great way to enjoy horseback riding. Especially if you don’t have time, money or facilities to own your own horse. Well kept grounds and large paddocks characterize Jackson Stables. Uniquely located in the YMCA camp complex in Estes Park, CO and right outside Rocky Mountain National Park, it is an ideal spot to begin a trail ride. Confident,…

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Life Without Refrigeration


Could you live off-grid without a refrigerator? Susan Gregersen has for over 30 years. She wrote Life Without Refrigeration to share her experiences and tips for preserving food without benefit of a fridge. She explains how bacterial growth and spoilage occur, and why some foods need to be kept cold. To start with, several chapters address places to keep food…

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Barnyard Kids by Dina Rudick


Want to help your child get excited about raising critters? Barnyard Kids, A Family Guide for Raising Animals, teaches them how, with lots of pictures, diagrams, and words they’ll understand. Dina Rudick gives simple directions for choosing, housing, feeding, and caring for cows, sheep, goats, chickens and other farm animals. Each chapter starts with a brief overview of the animal,…

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Triplets!


We are blessed with so many miracles around the homestead.  Our old billy goat died over the winter, but he seems to have done his job before checking out.  The other day we went out to feed and discovered this. The other good news is that we will be back in fresh milk again.  Momma, Freedom, is our heaviest milker,…

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It’s Raining, It’s Pouring


We are having some crazy rain here on the homestead.  It’s been raining a couple days a week all month.  Mabel the Marvelous Dancing Jersey Milk Cow has been through the fence twice, and is currently on timeout in her corral.  The roof is leaking all over my closet, that’s what I get for a fear of heights.  On the…

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