Blog Posts

LANDING ON LAND

April 30, 2019

We finally bought land!! Read this (short) summary of our (long) journey up to this point;  how we finally managed to purchase land after FOUR years of searching!

OUR ATTEMPT TO RESCUE A ZEBU COW

April 20, 2019

Read about our attempt to rescue a Zebu cow from an auction. We were banned from the auction and prevented from buying the cow. 

CARING FOR ANIMALS WITHOUT PHARMACEUTICALS

February 23, 2019

I stopped using all pharmaceutical medication when I was around 18 years old, but didn’t apply the same discretion towards my animals until some time later. . In this blog post, we share our personal experiences with common pharmaceutical medications. 

SIMPLE COW SHELTER

November 05, 2018

Learn how we created a simple cow shelter while living at Wild Roots Homestead in Mars Hill, NC. The materials were easy (and inexpensive) to obtain and the construction only took one hour!! 

TRADITIONAL NOSE PIERCING

January 15, 2018

 In this article, we share our experience of piercing the nose of both our cow and bull for the first time. We utilized simple, traditional techniques, without the use of any synthetic anesthesia or tranquilizer.  

FROM SHEEP TO SHAWL

July 09, 2017

Whilst visiting Ātmārāma's parents in South Australia, we learned the traditional method of carding and spinning raw sheep's wool into yarn, and how to knit with the yarn to make clothing. 

VILLAGE LIFE - PT.1

December 16, 2015

In 2015, we stayed for two months in a small, South Indian village just outside Mangalore, Karnataka where we learnt traditional village crafts and skills. Such crafts and skills play an integral role in a self-sufficient, village life. 

VILLAGE LIFE - PT.2

December 17, 2015

Our village education in South Indian continues. This article documents our experiences of learning to milk a cow by hand, learning to churn yoghurt by hand to produce butter, learning to make natural bedding for cows, and learning to clean with cow dung as prescribed in Vedic literature. 
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