TBN Ranch is a small private hobby farm nestled in the foothills of a five-hundred acre mountain range in Phoenix, Arizona. It’s located in the northeastern reaches of the Sonoran Desert where it rains approximately 12 times a year. Summer temperatures soar to 115+ degrees and winters are mild with lows rarely below freezing.
This blog is dedicated primarily to providing you with valuable resources in caring for backyard chickens. You will also find many informative articles on livestock and small animals found on a small urban farm.
I’ve written posts on composting before, but other views on this subject are always welcome. Everybody composts for different reasons, and how they do it is seldom the same. Research is always the best tool for success… here’s an article that offers excellent information and advice from the author’s personal experience.
THE JOYS of COMPOSTING…. by anorganicgardenershome
More Articles on Composting:
Composting with Chickens
TBN’s Featured Blog Series honors well deserving blogs for their excellent content about farming, ranching, and country living.
Day by Day the Farm Girl Way… is packed with heartwarming stories about raising an orphan deer named Daisy. After two years Daisy still returns to the homestead, and just this month brought two very special surprises. A well written blog bursting at the seams with love, compassion, and intrigue.
First things First… What is a Fodder?
A fodder is any agricultural foodstuff used specifically to feed domesticated livestock such as chickens, horses, pigs, cattle and goats. The term refers to food given to animals, rather than the food they forage for themselves. Types of plants typically grown for fodder include alfalfa, barley, oats, clover, grass and wheat.
I found this very informative article that explains more on this concept and how to make your own fodder. I’m always interested in learning ways to cut my feed bill, so this certainly got my attention! Not sure I’d want to consider this alternative food source if a had a lot of animals, but for a hobby farm, this is certainly worth taking the time to research the pros & cons.
Interested? Learn More…
DIY Home Fodder System
How to set up your own low-cost fodder growing system.
Many months ago, we learned about growing fodder for livestock (Growing Sprouted Fodder for Livestock) and how large-scale systems are being developed to reduce animal feed costs, provide better nutrition for animals, and reduce the amount of water needed to produce said feed… Continue Reading.
She’s arriving today at high noon… from cold country, oh she’s gonna love this! NOT.