Ruis Dair Homestead

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Check out our Vegetable Patch

Our Garden: the various growing edibles.

Find out more about our Chantecler Chickens

Chantecler Chickens: our peep of Buff Chantecler chickens.

Read about our Shetland Sheep

Shetland Sheep: our hurtle of Shetland sheep.

Information on our Maremma livestock guardian dog

Maremma Sheepdog: our livestock guardian dog Willow.


Homesteading: a lifestyle of simple, agrarian self-sufficiency. Currently applies to anyone who is a part of the back-to-the-land movement and who chooses to live a sustainable, self-sufficient lifestyle.

Hobby Farm: a smallholding or small farm that is maintained without expectation of being a primary source of income.

According to Wikipedia