Pasture and Grazing Management

Pasture and Grazing Management

Good pastures provide forage for your animals. It also absorbs rainfall and filters runoff, reducing the erosion of soil. This is necessary to protect our streams and rivers. Effective pasture management makes it possible to have lush,  green grass, clean water, and healthy animals. To manage your pastures: conduct a pasture inventory, create a sacrifice area, and implement rotational grazing. Also, practice mowing, harrowing, and proper fertilization.  Pasture Inventory Take a walk around each of your
Raising Turkeys For Meat and Profit

Raising Turkeys For Meat and Profit

Most families in Canada will buy a turkey once or twice a year, often for their Thanksgiving and/or Christmas dinners. There really isn’t a whole lot of difference between raising chickens and raising turkeys, but turkeys are one of the very best animals to raise for meat and profit. Turkeys will require more attention and babying than their chicken counterpart. They are more social than chickens and want lots of attention from their humans. To Buy
A  More Authentic Life

A  More Authentic Life

Raising 3 kids, 40 chickens, 2 dogs, 3 cats, 2 bunnies, 3 goats and a dairy cow makes for an interesting, busy, and may I say, totally authentic life. Throw in a large vegetable garden, and six fruit trees, and we can provide most of what we need as a family. We moved to our own acreage five years ago. We wanted to escape the city and the “crazy!” Life has become all about technology and
Are You Sheepish?

Are You Sheepish?

After all this time, sheep still get a bad rap! Many people seem to think that sheep are stupid! I would have to debate that judgment. SOCIALIZATION Yes, sheep tend to be followers. They stick together, defend and intervene on behalf of a weaker sheep in a fight, and establish long term relationships. So what’s wrong with that? It works quite well until they follow the bellwether (the leader of the flock that wears a bell)
Avenue Machinery

Avenue Machinery

Hi there! Thanks for reading this blog post about the yearly cycle of work you’ll do on an acreage or hobby farm. I work for Avenue Machinery, we’re an agricultural dealer that has been around since 1947. We’ve been helping the people of B.C to get the most out of their land for a long time! Owning an acreage or hobby farm is rewarding. The right property will provide you many years of enjoyment. Being removed
Horse Health in the Summer

Horse Health in the Summer

Global warming is wreaking havoc. In spite of the lower temperatures in parts of Canada, 2018 experienced the third warmest April in 138 years of modern record-keeping. Equine specialists urge horse owners to be cautious about horse health in the summer months.  Temperatures are expected to be hot and dry this summer. As the summer heats up, insect activity and parasites reach their peak. Your horses bring you so much pride and pleasure. Summer is such
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