I adore autumn. And although it’s still pretty hot here in Florida, fall is just around the corner! So yesterday I declared it time to plant the fall garden.
I’ve been feeling like I need a little more organization in my homesteading life. I’ve got a fairly good weekly routine, but there are some things that need to get done less frequently. And I find those are the things that fall through the cracks around here. So I made myself a list, and while I was at it I… Keep Reading
If you’re a romantic type like me, you love to envision beautiful rustic barns and pastures full of baby animals. Which is totally a part of the homesteading package deal, and it’s one of the reasons why I love homesteading so much! But, just as true as romantic scenery, are the poopy chicken coops, flies, spiders, garden pests, and… Keep Reading
Let’s talk about dairy goats! We’re hoping planning on getting two small dairy goats next spring. In my ideal world it would be a Mini Nubian doe in milk and a doeling…but whatever we end up purchasing, they’ll need to eat! I mean, pretty basic animal husbandry – feed your animals, right? But what to feed them, is the question…. Keep Reading
Before we even closed on this house, I had drawn up a few ideas on how to best use our space. I think there is often a misconception (though I do hope it’s diminishing!) that you have to have acres and acres to truly homestead or farm. That just simply isn’t the case! You might not have the space for… Keep Reading
Well, the spring garden season has officially come to a close for us. It’s far too hot to grow much of anything right now, and so the garden is taking a bit of a break. Or is it? This summer we’re embarking on an experiment in cover crops. You may have heard it called green manure as well. Basically, a… Keep Reading
It is full swing summer around here. It is hot and humid. And the temps are only going to rise from here until September. I try to let our rabbit out to roam our backyard for at least a couple of hours everyday, but sometimes that can’t happen. This means he can’t go lay in the cool dirt somewhere. Rabbits… Keep Reading