Annually observed on April 10th, National Farm Animals Day was created as a day to raise awareness about the plight of slaughter animals and to find home for the abandoned and abused farm animals.

Pick your own Stayman Winesap apples from trees that are more than a century old at Willowbrook Apple Farm, located in Yucaipa just an hour from Los Angeles and Orange County. Picnic in the pastoral orchard, take the kids to meet the farm animals, and snap Instagram pics on vintage tractors. Try your hand at making your own cider using an old-fashioned press. - CountryLiving.com

Fencing for the Dressage Facility. Finding the right equine enclosure is key to keeping your horse safe, your farm attractive and your bank account intact.

Above: Photograph via Bukowskis. A three-hours' drive north from Stockholm, a farm dating to the 1700s has a sprawling kitchen garden. Edible garden Gardenista

Real home: a pretty farm cottage sees an Arts & Crafts inspired restoration | Real Homes

Here's how you can build one of your own.

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Hammett Farms Chicken Coop - Peaches to Pearls

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This is the perfect backyard chicken coop! With easy to follow plans, there's no guesswork on how to make one exactly like this, complete with board and batten trim and an arched door. Your hens will love their new digs almost as much as you do! #chickens #chickencoop #farm #farmlife #chickenlife #farmchickens #diycoop #diychickencoop #cutechickencoop #farmhousechickencoop #cottagecoop #cottagechickencoop #modernfarm #homestead #urbanfarming #urbanfarm #backyardchickens #chickencoopplans

This distinctive rabbit hutch, elevated for easy cleaning, is a great source of droppings that get recycled to fertilize the roses. | Photo: Mark Lohman | thisoldhouse.com

A garden and a hoop house help sustain the family year-round. They keep chickens for meat and eggs, and bees for honey and orchard pollination. They hope to one day turn the grounds into an educational farm, named Wild Goose Farm by Max.

House Tour: Dream Acres Farmhouse in Michigan | Midwest Living


A truckload of dahlias in a rainbow of colors at Floret Flower Farm.

Ideas to generate an income and make money on a homestead so that it is a profitable life style choice even on a small homestead.

Outdoor inspiration... – greige design

A Half-Acre Farm- a page from my favorite book, Country Life: A Handbook for Realists and Dreamers by Paul Heiney

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Bill Davidson, along with his A-team at R. Douglas Mansfield Architects, put their American Heritage stamp on it by designing farm homes with an adobe ranch style. Check out the post for a detailed look into this Davidson community American Farmhouse Dream! #farmhouse #citygirlgonemom #davidsoncommunities #dreamhome #farmstyle #homedesign #chip&joanna #theoaksfarms #billdavidson #socal

Above: Photograph via Bukowskis. A three-hours' drive north from Stockholm, a farm dating to the 1700s has a sprawling kitchen garden. Edible garden Gardenista

Horse Stable Turned Cottage | Southern Living

You took field trips to Old Sturbridge Village as a kid. | 26 Signs You Know You’re From New England

A sign marks the entrance to Peaceable Farm, in Solebury, Pennsylvania, whose historic buildings were designed by architect Richardson Brognard Okie in the 1930s | archdigest.com

Country Backyard Landscaping | Country Garden | Farm, Garden & Landscape

Infuse your whole farm with the sweet smell of lavender when you start your own lavender farm.

This family didn't stop at designing their own chicken coop—they added DIY decorations too. Bonus: The cute "on the farm" sign lists the names of all its feathered residents. Get the tutorial at Redeem Your Ground, and learn more about the coop's design.

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Verandah and kitchen garden at a multigenerational farm in NSW | Photography: Marnie Hawson | Styling: Nicola Sevitt

Planning and designing your homestead and farm #farm #homestead #selfsufficiency

Farm stable design builders wood horse barn

Located in Shohola, Pennsylvania, Cooper made this festive barn available to…

A stunning 5-stall barn in North Carolina. See the tour on Stable Style

Homestead and Survival: Learn all you need to know about fencing on the farm so you can build the exact fence you need for the cost you want.

Learn how to grow more flowers than you ever thought possible on a small scale. Learn small scale farming techniques from Floret Flower Farm.

Every animal in one place

Patina Farm: Chicken Coop

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Homestead Dogs - the best breeds for every job. Working dog breeds on your homestead, hobby farm, backyard and urban homesteads.

The trials of a sweet pea addict. Some shots of just a few of the 100 varieties of sweet pea growing at Floret Flower Farm.

23 Inspiring Goat Sheds & Shelters That Will Fit Your Homestead

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Super list of ways for making money on a small farm

Show me a good old American Barn and I bet I can find barn cats there. Some are placed there by the family, to keep mice at bay, and some find their own way to a warm cozy barn. If the complete truth was known, some barn cats arrive at barns because litters of kittens are often dropped off at farms when no one is looking, by irresponsible cat owners.

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