Livestock and Animals

Time to start a Forest Garden!

It has begun! We have owned our land for just over a year, and have lived here for almost 9 months. We have experienced all four seasons. We are significantly more tuned in to our land. We are finally ready to start designing our food forest.

A food forest, also […]

A Bauernhof Kitsteiner Update

Four months. That is how long we have been living at our new farm. At times, it seems as if we only just arrived, but we have accomplished a lot in such a short time. Here are a few of our accomplishments: We unpacked our boxes; we cleared thousands of […]

Permaculture Projects: A Moderately Large Chicken Brooder!

We have been very busy here at Bauernhof Kitsteiner (our new farm and homestead), but I wanted to take a few moments to share one of the many projects we have been working on during the last few weeks.

This is our new chicken brooder. I call it “moderately large” because […]

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    COURSE: Risk Free Ranching – Starting From Scratch (2 Day Course)

COURSE: Risk Free Ranching – Starting From Scratch (2 Day Course)

We are excited to be finally offering courses here at the Bauernhof Kitsteiner, home of Temperate Climate Permaculture!

Risk Free Ranching – Starting from Scratch
25-26 September 2015 (Friday and Saturday)

Grazing expert Greg Judy will be teaching a 2-day course on how to make a living from the land by […]

Beyond the Chicken… Alternative Poultry Options

For those interested in poultry options beyond the chicken…

Although they do not need to swim, ducks do need regular access to standing water to stay healthy. Ducks need to be able to dunk their heads while feeding to keep their eyes and nostrils clean. With that said, ducks are notorious water […]

Multispecies Grazing: An Introduction

Years ago, I read a great book titled Small-Scale Livestock Farming by Carol Ekarius. It was in this book that I first came across the idea of multispecies grazing. I immediately fell in love with this concept, and over time I have continued to find more and more reasons […]

Landrace Breed Benefits

Instead of reinventing the wheel, I’ll start this discussion with some definitions from other sources:

Oxford Dictionary: Landrace – A local cultivar or animal breed that has been improved by traditional agricultural methods.

WikipediaLandrace – a local variety of domesticated animal or plant species which has developed over time, by adaptation […]

Remineralizing our Soils

I have a friend who grew up in the open ranch lands of the desert southwest of the United States. He once told me how an elderly Native American man (I do not know what tribal group) would chuckle and shake his head at the ranch hands at lunchtime. “Only a […]

Giants of the North American Savannas


I have to admit that I’ve been that I have become a bit obsessed with savannas over the last few years. I’ll provide a little background information on savannas, and who knows? Maybe you’ll become obsessed as well!

A savanna is a grass and tree ecosystem whose trees are spaced […]

Domestic Beef Cattle: Breeds (Part 5)

This is a continuation of a previous article on domestic beef cattle breeds.

See the other articles:
Domestic Beef Cattle: Terminology and Breeds (Part 1)
Domestic Beef Cattle Breeds (Part 2)
Domestic Beef Cattle Breeds (Part 3)
Domestic Beef Cattle Breeds (Part 4)
Domestic Beef Cattle Breeds (Part 5)
Domestic Beef Cattle Breeds […]