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Winter Prep on My Farm

It’s mid-October which means it’s time for me to prep my farm for winter.  I live in Park City, Utah at 7000’ elevation and the snow begins to fly around Halloween.

Here are the things I do to prep my farm for winter…

I have a Sunstar Tube Heater in my…

Top Three Dog Breeds That Make the Best Ranch Hand

Great ranching dog breeds must be confident in their work, obedient, and athletic. Dogs have not only been “man’s best friend” but also dedicated workers since the beginning of time. From sun up to sun down they are a loyal companion for anyone out there looking for the best…

Managing Horses on Small Acreage

Not all horse owners have the luxury of managing horses in large fields. In reality, many horses live comfortably on small acreage. It does require more planning and management though. Land is expensive, so a few acres may be all you can purchase. That’s okay, as long as you…

Sprucing Up an Older Barn

Personally, I love an older barn—one which has stood the test of time and has a bit of character, but I also know that some of these structures may be in need of a bit of help. If you have an oldie-but-goodie barn, here are a few ideas for…

3-Steps to Spring Pest Control

love to make their quarters in and around horse barns. The conditions are perfect; a never ending food supply, abundant water, and a cozy shelter.  

Even an innocent looking field mouse poses a threat to your horses. That little whiskered dude has the potential to contaminate your horse’s feed,  carry …

Natural Insect Control for the Farm

After all, what’s not to love about spring? 

Oh yeah. Bugs. 

Those pesky little creatures try to ruin everything, right?

While I’d like to think that they serve a purpose of some kind, that doesn’t mean I want them buzzing around the barn or biting my horses. However, I’m not one to…

Keeping Goats with Horses

For my daughter’s quarantine birthday, we bought two Nubian babies, Willow and Whisper!

Before bringing our new friends home, we, of course, prepared a pen for them, installing panels over pipe corral fencing so we could keep them contained and keep predators out, but my end goal is to eventually…

Got Mud?

I am so jealous of equestrians who have access to a mud-free, indoor riding facility. The grounds are so saturated here in North Carolina that our fields and arena are barely drained before the next storm rolls in. To me, nothing looks more dreary than a blanketed horse, standing…