Today we talk about animals on the homestead, and more particularly training animals on the homestead. This is not the all-successful animal trainer’s view of getting your animals in line telling you how to achieve impossible results with just one week of practice when they have spent a lifetime learning. This will be a discussion of the benefits of training your livestock and some ideas on how to do that, as well as stories and examples of things I have done well here at the Holler Homestead === and not so well.
What Mother Nature is providing
- Poke Weed
- Tiger lilies – Lilium lancifolium
- Garlic flowers
Tales from the Prepper Pantry
- Using up non-pickled beets
- Drying last year’s garlic to make garlic powder
- The 5 foot tomato was really 4 feet. NOW it is 5 feet and the blight begins
- Sweet potato greens are ready
Questions from Listeners:
- What exactly do ‘you’ do with dandelions. Do you roast the root, dry the leaves for tea, etc. How do you best use the ‘weed’?
- What do ‘you’ do with mullein. Do you simply dry the leaves and then use it for hot tea?
- How do you make your comfrey salve? Do you get the bees wax from your bees or do you buy it?
- Compostable toilets–can it really be as easy as a 5 gallon bucket and sawdust? Operation
- $50 in the independence fund – rental property faucet and why basic skills are important
The hack saw that saved the day
Topic of the day: Training Animals on the Homestead
- Learn the animal’s perspective. Observe – every day.
- Find out what motivates them
- Figure out what you need to train them to do, or not to do
- Schedule your time to train them
And with that, go out and Make it a great week!
Song: Mr. Clammy by Sauce