Oh folks... It's been a grueling week. The whole fam, excluding my heroic husband (praise God) came down with something icky. We're talking fever, headaches, snot, chesty coughs, gagging, sore throats, all of it. Just....bad. And it's still lingering. Fortunately I was feeling more myself yesterday, but our youngest got hit hard last night. She … Continue reading Homestead Update: Laundry Day
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
If there's an adverse reaction to a medication, I probably have experienced it. When I was a junior in high school, I had been asked to sing as part of an ensemble for an Easter program at a local church. We had a limited number of rehearsals scheduled which meant I was expected to be … Continue reading Why Herbal Medicine?
So going in to parenthood, I made a sweeping declaration I would do things as naturally and eco-friendly as possible. Cloth diapers just seemed like the natural choice and outflow from a lifestyle moving toward homesteading. First, my definition of a functioning homestead is one in which the land can sustain my family's dietary, shelter, … Continue reading Cloth Diapering: The Economical Choice