Homesteading Preppers Library Series Part 3: Livestock video #1

In this of two videos, introductions are made of just what kinds of livestock the homesteading prepper may want to consider depending on lot or acreage size and so forth. I may have come off a bit admonishing about preparing for livestock before bringing any home, but that’s only because I’ve witnessed over and over animals suffering in an ill-equipped new home with ill-equipped new owners, so it’s gotten to be a pet peeve of mine. As with all our endeavors getting ready for what the future might bring, preparation and organization is everything when it comes to success with livestock too. Books featured on this video are: “How to Build Animal Housing” by Carol Ekarius and “Chicken Coops” by Judy Pangman

14 Comments on "Homesteading Preppers Library Series Part 3: Livestock video #1"

  1. Michigansnowpony | June 25, 2010 at 1:54 am |

    @doyouseewhatisee2010 – Glad you liked it. I just re-posted the second video to this one as I originally posted it under private — oops!

  2. doyouseewhatisee2010 | June 25, 2010 at 1:55 am |

    love the video. thx

  3. Michigansnowpony | June 25, 2010 at 2:14 am |

    @BunnyCareVideos — I don’t know. I’ve never personally kept sheep. A lot is going to hinge on what kind of forage is in your lawn (ours is full of weeds!), what your climate is like, etc. etc. You may want to consider haired sheep like the Katahdin or Dorper breeds. Then, you won’t have to find someone to shear them. But if you’re in a cold climate, those may not be the best choices. You’ll have to research what would be best for your area and know what care will be involved.

  4. BunnyCareVideos | June 25, 2010 at 2:23 am |

    Me and my Dad are thinking of getting a sheep or two to keep the lawn down without having to use a lawn mower, we have a half acre, is that enough? What breed, if you can, can you recommend for what we want?

  5. GoatHollow | June 25, 2010 at 2:59 am |

    Am expecting to be able to pasture my 4 nannies on 1/4 acre this year. Will be fencing my 1/2 acre “Pasture” into 2 paddocks, using one for grain, and food production. Last year, they were not able to graze enough to keep the “pasture” down, had to mow several times.

  6. johnny102marvin | June 25, 2010 at 3:11 am |

    Good advice

  7. centervilletn | June 25, 2010 at 3:51 am |

    mmmmm hossenfeffer!

  8. TheGrayman1234 | June 25, 2010 at 4:12 am |

    10 stars….good information. Thanks MSP

  9. exceptional information.

  10. jihadacadien | June 25, 2010 at 4:39 am |

    I want chickens..but I’m not ready for them now sadly. great video!

  11. susannamcintyre | June 25, 2010 at 5:04 am |

    Thank you for the information and your awesome videos.

  12. liabatud67 | June 25, 2010 at 5:58 am |

    Great job Renee. You have a great voice and good pronunciation for vid’s and learning. You might want to look into that for extra cash soon. “Small Farm Wisdom with Renee”!

    I can see that being a lifelong career. Do it on a syndicated basis or a video-blog on your own website.

    “Show me the money!”

  13. smart advice! prepare FIRST.
    seems like commone sense, but i too have seen disasters from not preparing first.

  14. lyndonraaum | June 25, 2010 at 6:24 am |

    great job!!!! thank you for all your hard work,looking foward to your next video

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