I caved. And here's my confession: I'm about to till my no-dig garden. Backstory: I wept the first time I watched the Back to Eden Film with Paul Gautschi. Wept. Because I was overwhelmed by the sheer beauty of his garden and the connectedness he had to God the Father through His creation. Beautiful. So … Continue reading Homesteader Guilt: Tilling My No-Till Garden
Hello there! It's been a hot minute, let me catch you up to speed. We've had oodles of celebration lately. My little (not so little anymore) brother got hitched earlier last week so the kiddos and I traveled north for the ceremony. And wouldn't you know it, it went from sunny and 75°F to 32°F … Continue reading Homestead Update!
This is a very exciting year for me on the homestead, as it is one I have literally dreamed about for about 5 years. We are awaiting the arrival of our first Guernsey goat kids. This will be the first animal birth on our little homestead, which is very exciting. I've confirmed Luna's pregnancy, and … Continue reading Preparing for Goat Births
Tickets for our 1st 2021 Summer Workshop are now available through our Etsy shop! OUR SUMMER WORKSHOP SERIES IS BACK! This time, it will be virtual! Check back early and often for updates on our workshops, here on the blog, as well as on our Etsy shop! Click the links below for tickets! 2021 SUMMER … Continue reading 2021 Summer Workshop Series
This is a brief one because we're busy busy around here. We're focusing attention on setting up the market garden. We had some compost delivered to speed up our soil ammendment process and we're building up the rows. In between 18" rows, we will have 12" woodchipped paths which will hopefully aid us in cultivation … Continue reading Homestead Update
We have been BUSY on the homestead the last few weeks. This is of course a good thing for a lot of reasons. First, we successfully grafted a buckling to our 3/4 Guernsey doe, Honey. She was a skeptical adoptive mama at first, but we were correct in guaging her maternal drive to protect and … Continue reading Homestead Update: Goatzz Page!
Today was the day. My thirtieth birthday. Wow. Three decades. A drop in the proverbial bucket in view of eternity, but a spanse of seemingly endless years to my children. And admittedly, it feels simultaneously like an eternity and an instant. Today was full of my favorite things. Mostly good food, good smells, good books, … Continue reading The Big 3-0.
We brought home a bottle baby goat this past weekend. We intend to raise him to be our breeding buck. However, as I've read from multiple sources and heard from many people I've asked about it, bottle-fed breeding males can be dangerous. What do I mean by that? Well, imagine your cute little 8lb baby … Continue reading Grafting a Baby Goat
Meet our Guernsey buckling, Fonso! He comes to us from Worth it Farms as a bottle baby. This handsome gentleman comes from great lines and will hopefully be an excellent herdsire for us. He's been spending the morning getting aquainted with our does and playing. I have to say- there are not many things cuter … Continue reading Meet Our Newest Addition
Talk about weird days...I struggle periodically with RA-like symptoms. My rheumatologist insists it isn't truly RA.... Kind of like my mom's doctor told her back in 2015 that she didn't ACTUALLY have diabetes...but that the only thing standing between her and a diagnosis was 5 years time. Now she has type 2 diabetes. I don't … Continue reading Homestead Update