Homesteading What-if’s

I (lovingly) call my 3rd child "Bucket head" because during the summer he frequently walks around the property with a bucket on his head-- his mighty armor that can stay any blade and foil any foe. I find myself this time of year wishing for my own head bucket- one that will protect me from … Continue reading Homesteading What-if’s

Homestead Update: What’s New and Formal Rabbitry Introduction

Well, we certainly had a very busy holiday season. My husband's family came in for a visit. We had so much good conversation, sooooo much good food, and we got a lot of project loose ends tied up before cold weather hits. Speaking of cold weather, that romantic image I had in my head of … Continue reading Homestead Update: What’s New and Formal Rabbitry Introduction

Post-illness comeback

The last 2.5 weeks have been rough. The whole family cycled through a respiratory illness, followed almost immediately by a gastric illness. And I tell ya what, I'm over the extra laundry and cleaning. The fire cider I made is much appreciated. 👍 On the plus side, I've been able (forced) to rest with my … Continue reading Post-illness comeback

Homestead Update: Autumn Tasks

Oh friends... So much has been happening on the homestead! Not the least of which has been a yucky cold circulating the family. Thank God for elderberry and astragalus syrup, pink juice, and I've got some fire cider on the docket to complete later this weekend. This is one of our busiest times of year. … Continue reading Homestead Update: Autumn Tasks

Homestead Update

I've got folks coming in for a visit next week so I will try to do as much updating as I can in this week so that I can enjoy our guests next week. First, our kitchen project is making incremental progress! The sink is finished being restored! Before And after! So when I brought … Continue reading Homestead Update

Safely Tethering Dairy Goats

When you're looking for a way to restrain your goats but don't have sturdy perimeter fencing, goat tethering may be the way to go. There are a few things to consider before you tether your goats so that you do it in such a way as to ensure the animal's health and safety. MaterialsThe following … Continue reading Safely Tethering Dairy Goats

Homestead Update and Kitchen Remodel Progress

Wow. Allow me to pause for a moment to let my head stop spinning. Ok. It has been a whirlwind couple of days for us. We had a few fellas from church come out to help us put in the new floor. But what they actually did surpassed even my wildest expectations and honestly I'm … Continue reading Homestead Update and Kitchen Remodel Progress

Homestead Update

Lots going on around the homestead lately! Here's a quick update before I jump back into the work. We're expanding our rabbitry by 4 new Silver fox buns today! That brings us to a total of 3 bucks and 2 does. The mother and father doe and buck produced 2 kits, one male one female. … Continue reading Homestead Update

Tree Hay: Establishing Coppices for Goats

We've owned goats for almost a full year. In that year, we've learned a LOT, made a lot of mistakes, and learned some more. One thing we decided to try after watching the goats forage last summer was to set up a coppice system for them. For those unfamiliar, a coppice is basically a grove … Continue reading Tree Hay: Establishing Coppices for Goats

Our New Baby Goat

This little guy was born 5/11/21 I'll be honest, I was a bit disappointed he wasn't a little doe; I was really hoping for a 7/8 Guernsey doe to breed Fonz to in the fall to improve the genetics of our herd. C'est la vie. On the other hand, with the AI success rate at … Continue reading Our New Baby Goat