Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of a backyard homesteader looks like?? Well, I’m giving you a peek into one of our typical days last week! [Read more…]
When I first started gardening, I kinda just threw seeds in the ground and hoped for the best. Garden plan? What’s that?
…and I got very sub-par results! What I didn’t really fully realize was how much garden planning impacted what my garden produced. So over the years I’ve gotten much better at garden planning, and I’ve gotten way better results! [Read more…]
I want to get this off my chest – you DON’T need to live on ‘acreage’ to homestead. There are actually some pretty cool advantages to homesteading on less than 1 acre.
Yes, many of us dream of that 5, 10, 50, 100 acre plot of land that we can build our dream homestead on, raise cattle and sheep and alpacas and emus….(wait, are those last two just me??) [Read more…]
Last week I was dumb.
I left the gate open to the chicken run…in my defense it was “closed” just not locked…but the sneaky hens managed to swing it open and escape! And well, as you can tell from the title of this post – it resulted in me needing to use some natural chicken first aid… [Read more…]
We’re on YouTube!!
I can hardly believe it. But we are jumping in with both feet and taking you along with our family for our homesteading adventures on YouTube this year! [Read more…]
Dishes piled high in the sink, and a load in the dishwasher. A random load of laundry in the washer…left there forgotten from yesterday. Kids toys all over the house. A toilet that has needed cleaning for…too long. An extra trip to town to grab a forgotten ingredient for dinner. Grabbing take-out way too often, just because life is so insane.
Any of that sound familiar??
Goodbye 2016. Hello 2017. It’s such an inspiring time of year, right? It’s time for some reflection and homesteading goals! This past year was so full of growth for our family. While our homesteading progress was slower then I’d like, we still made a huge garden expansion, and learned so much about Back to Eden gardening (through successes and failures!). [Read more…]
Chicks are cute and all, but sometimes you don’t really have 6-8 months to wait on eggs…
Am I right, or am I right??
I wanted to integrate new hens into our established flock this summer, in particular I was looking for some silkie hens. These hens are originally from Asia and are well known to be fabulous mothers. You see, I’m hoping to get some hatching eggs this fall, and I wanted these hens to be my all-natural incubators 😉 (because who wants to deal with these?)
I’ve integrated pullets into our flock of hens in the past, but I’ve never introduced full grown hens. But, since when has my lack of experience EVER stopped me from doing something I wanted to do??? Ya, never. [Read more…]