Ryder Family Farm- Southern Illinois | Blog
We to a big leap of faith, quit our jobs are moved to the the heart of the Shawnee National Forest to follow our dreams of self sufficiency and to make a go of living off the land… Can we help you feed your family?
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The ducklings are coming…

The girls are officially enrolled in 4H this year. They've wanted to do it in the past but haven't because they were too young to show live animals, we thought they were old...

Adaptability on the farm

"Be the water, not the rock" they say. This holds much value on the farm as practically nothing goes as planned. Ever. It's not because of mistakes or lack of skills, it's because when...

2016 Goat Kids – A Bucky Year

It's relaxation be sick time here on the homestead now. Over the weekend we did a private test run for our Farm to Fork Dinners via our partnership farm, Tanglefoot Ranch. The test run...

Counting down to goat kids…

Some of you might remember our saga last year when trying to breed our ADGA registered Alpine goats. We dove into breeding them sans first hand experience after owning them for just 3 months, we...