January 3, 2023
One of my absolute favorite things to talk about (and something I always get a lot of questions about) is bale grazing and how we make it work with our goats and sheep. Wisconsin winters bring heavy snowfall which means that at a certain point we can no longer rely on stored forage. That’s where […]
December 27, 2022
On this week’s Q&A session I’m answering your questions about bale grazing sheep and goats including where you can bale graze in your pasture, how to manage the quality of hay while bale grazing, and how long it takes to see results.
June 12, 2022
This week’s Live Q&A Replay focuses on grazing plans, stocking density and portable electric fencing challenges.
May 26, 2022
One of the most common questions I get on a regular basis is, “How do I train goats to electric fence?” I can tell you, goats and electric fence. It doesn’t need to be complicated. Yes. I said it. It’s true. You can effectively use electric fence with goats. With a little bit of work […]
January 24, 2022
On our farm, much like many across the region, the trend to pull livestock off the land started to happen about 60 years ago. For our farm, that noted the beginning of our oak savanna grassland no longer seeing livestock.
January 20, 2022
My work as a farmer is really rooted in idea of lifelong learning. I’m always learning, whether it’s daily through observation of my livestock or from season-to-season how our pastures grow and flourish (or, not so much with a drought year like last summer).
January 19, 2022
Getting started with regenerative farming or conservation practices may seem a bit daunting, especially when what you’re doing is already working or even if you’re just getting started with your farm. Where do I start?
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