Our blog is making the official transition to http://www.hostilevalleyliving.com this week! On Wednesday, I’ll be updating all links and any bookmarks you have saved will redirect to our new website. You can subscribe to the newsletter on the new site to get all of our updates, or book mark us and follow along. Our Facebook … More We’re Moving!
Livestock Guardian Dogs are dogs that are specially bred and trained for the protection of farm animals. They help to defend a herd or flock against predators, keeping a constant eye on their charges. We decided to add a LGD to our farm almost immediately, realizing that ducks, geese, chickens, and goats couldn’t be left … More Getting a Livestock Guardian Dog
When you’ve got livestock, even just chickens and geese, there’s no real off season. Animals require attention year round, 24/7, and even more so when the weather freezes. Nonetheless, winter does allow us to unwind from the tasks of weeding and harvesting in the garden, and having a few hours of the day to … More Wintertime Planning
This farming thing isn’t always glamorous. As I’ve mentioned before, our focus right now is on fixing and setting up the barn, so that we can bring our chickens and geese with us when we move in April or May. Tent living is fine with us, but these animals need a good shelter. In the … More Barn Work and House Work
As the New Year fast approaches, it is definitely time to get excited about our projects for 2016. There’s no doubt it will be a crazy, busy year, but it’s satisfying to know that we have already made great progress on many of the projects that will define the next year for us. The barn rebuild has … More Progress on the Barn
We’ve made great strides in turning our new home into a farm in recent weeks. While we won’t be moving up until May, the stalls and coops for the animals all have to be complete before we can transition. Inside the house, we’ve torn out several walls to prepare for new rooms, and we’ve stripped … More Project Liberty Continues
My partner and I have been searching for property off and on for the past few years. We have known that we wanted to expand our farm and take another step towards a different lifestyle. With a limited budget and a few specific criteria, it took some time for us to find the perfect place. … More New Ventures