BACKYARD BARNYARD Part 3 LIVING GREEN CHANNEL

Part Three: Elizabeth Chambers interviews Jordanne Dervaes about the care taking of the farm animals on the urban homestead.

“Heirloom,” “heritage,” “antique,” and “rare” are all names for animal breeds that have been around for a while and may now be in danger of extinction.

These breeds are threatened because agriculture has changed. Modern food production now favors the use of a few highly specialized breeds selected for maximum output in a controlled environment.  Many traditional livestock breeds have lost popularity and are threatened with extinction. These traditional breeds are an essential part of the American agricultural inheritance. Not only do they evoke our past, they are also an important resource for our future.

More about Heritage Breeds and their Conservation Priority List

Many of our citified animals here on the urban homestead are on “The Watch” list.

More about the benefits and uses of DUCK EGGS

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Comments(6)

  1. Christine says:

    Hi,
    I’m guessing now, but would you say your yard for the animals is aprox. 12 x 24? Plus their houses? I was wondering, as to how much room these little critters need. I know that you can sacrifice some room because you take the girls out on walks. I love the fact that goats and chickens can live in Pasadena when in smaller towns, you can’t have them unless your illegal! Love to visit your site as often as I can! Keep up the good work! In Christ, C

  2. Christine says:

    Hi,
    I’m guessing now, but would you say your yard for the animals is aprox. 12 x 24? Plus their houses? I was wondering, as to how much room these little critters need. I know that you can sacrifice some room because you take the girls out on walks. I love the fact that goats and chickens can live in Pasadena when in smaller towns, you can’t have them unless your illegal! Love to visit your site as often as I can! Keep up the good work! In Christ, C

  3. Jordanne Dervaes says:

    Anais – please do me a favor and make some more posts and get me “off” this front page. Thank you very much. 🙂

  4. Jordanne Dervaes says:

    Anais – please do me a favor and make some more posts and get me “off” this front page. Thank you very much. 🙂

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