The Walden Effect: Homesteading Year 5. Farming, simple living, permaculture, and invention.

Homestead Blog


Homesteading Tags

Recent Comments

Blog Archive

User Pages


About Us

Submission guidelines


Farm Tracking 101, Part 1

With all of the snow we've been getting this winter, I thought now might be a good time to talk about one of my favorite snowy activities --- tracking.  I've decided to call this lunchtime series "Farm Tracking 101" because I'll cover all of the basics you need to tell your chicken tracks from your dog tracks and to figure out who's been nosing around your chicken coop.  I'll mention my favorite books and tools later, but for now, let's dive right in!

Take a look at the two photos below.  Yup, I've intentionally made them too small to tease apart the shape of individual tracks.  But you can probably tell they're made by two different animals, right?  Read more...

Bounding and walking tracks

This post is part of our Farm Tracking 101 lunchtime series.  Read all of the entries:

Want to be notified when new comments are posted on this page? Click on the RSS button after you add a comment to subscribe to the comment feed, or simply check the box beside "email replies to me" while writing your comment.

One very unique homestead, $1,500 per acre, the opportunity of a lifetime