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Abbagail McRuer

Abbagail McRuer

Abbagail McRuer is the co-founder of Sage & Shepherd Ranch, where her and her husband regeneratively raise and pasture rotate livestock and ship meat to customers. She is also an avid gardener, homesteader and home cook. She is passionate about sharing life on a farm on her blog with inspiration and practical advice, and helping others get back to their roots and grow their own food.

Recent Posts

How to Care for Chickens in Winter

Homesteading

How to Care for Chickens in Winter

Caring for chickens in the winter is pretty similar to caring for them during any other season: It doesn't have to be that difficult. With just a handful of modifications to their enclosure, your chickens can be perfectly happy and comfortable in the winter months. Here are the most important...
Abbagail McRuer Jan 18, 2022
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How to Plan a Homestead

Homesteading

How to Plan a Homestead

Homesteading can mean a lot of different things. For some, it’s having a vegetable garden or a stocked pantry. For others it means being completely self-sufficient. In any case, having and planning a homestead is a lot of work. To me, homesteading is not only growing your own food, it’s also...
Abbagail McRuer Dec 27, 2021
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10 Best Egg-Laying Chicken Breeds

Homesteading

10 Best Egg-Laying Chicken Breeds

Farm fresh eggs are one of the greatest joys in life. Eggs are such a versatile food with amazing health benefits. But getting your chickens to lay them is not quite as simple as it might seem. To cover the basics, every hen lays eggs, no rooster needed. However, if there's a rooster present and...
Abbagail McRuer Dec 16, 2021
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How to Not Overgraze Your Homestead

Homesteading

How to Not Overgraze Your Homestead

To understand how not to overgraze your homestead, you must first understand what rotational grazing is. Managing your pasture is an art and rotating your animals on pasture consistently and effectively makes a huge difference in the health of your livestock and the health of your land. Rotational...
Abbagail McRuer Dec 1, 2021
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