Welcome to Aussakita Acres- Where People & Animals Connect

By Kim Buddington Have you ever heard of or been part of a Piglet Social? What about a yoga class…among goats? At Aussakita Acres Farm in Manchester, Connecticut, you can experience both of these unique activities, and so much more! For the past 12 years, farm owner and Professional Dog Obedience Trainer, Tracy Longoria hasContinue reading “Welcome to Aussakita Acres- Where People & Animals Connect”

Milk Quality Control- For the Homestead & Hobby Farm

By Kim Buddington For many farming folks, the most wonderful time of the year is here. Well, the most wonderful…and stressful…springtime kidding/calving/lambing season. Babies are everywhere! Goat kidding season has started back on my family’s farm. My social media feeds are also jammed with newborn livestock of all types. Although I’m currently not working directlyContinue reading “Milk Quality Control- For the Homestead & Hobby Farm”

Time to Get Digging! Planning for a Garden in a Small Space

By Kim Buddington Well, we find ourselves at the end of January 2020 already. Do you know what that means? If you live in a location where the air gets cold this time of year, it means it’s time to beat the dreary days of winter by planning your garden for the coming growing season! Continue reading “Time to Get Digging! Planning for a Garden in a Small Space”

Need an Internship? Experience Agriculture in the Ozarks with McCarthy Cattle Co.

Now Hiring! You could have the chance to intern with a top-notch commercial Angus cow/calf operation next year…

4-H Projects & Fair Filled Summers- My Reflections on Years Past

I am forever thankful to have had the opportunity to grow up being a “fair kid.” If you also grew up putting hours of work, along with blood, sweat, and tears into your livestock projects, you can probably relate. Folks who haven’t had the experience may not get it.

Old Boston Hollow– Bringing the Homestead Dream to Life

By Kim Buddington The homestead farm. Having a little plot to raise some chickens, plant a veggie garden, and maybe even have a milk cow or handful of goats to provide fresh food for the family is a vision that many folks have. For Jackie Korzeniowski of Wilbraham, Massachusetts, the homesteading life is her dailyContinue reading “Old Boston Hollow– Bringing the Homestead Dream to Life”

Getting the Kids Into the Garden

Tips for Success in the Family Garden By Kim Buddington Are you seeking a fun project to do with your kids this spring and summer? Want to encourage them to put down the electronics and get out into nature instead?Start a backyard garden! Getting children started with gardening at a young age can help cultivateContinue reading “Getting the Kids Into the Garden”

Chickens in a Tractor- Raising Pastured Poultry for Parasite Control & Pasture Vitality

By Kim Buddington At On The Road Again Farm in Massachusetts, the first thing you’d probably notice as you walk out the door at the back of the classic red barn is a sleek herd of dairy goats, grazing in the shadows of Wilbraham Mountain. Alpine and Oberhasli dairy goats are the primary enterprise ofContinue reading “Chickens in a Tractor- Raising Pastured Poultry for Parasite Control & Pasture Vitality”