Category Archives for "The Homestead"

a couple of weeks ago

November Round-Up | Blessings surround us

November Round-Up

November is saying sayonara? How did that happen?  It seems almost unreal that this year is nearly-gone, and with a blink of an eye. Novemeber is leaving but not without leaving it’s mark. Blessings that surround us With November we often get the chance to stop and reflect and look at life with rose-tinted glasses, […]

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a few months ago

You GOAT to be kidding me!

goats-feature

Goats- the good, the bad and the ugly….. So picture yourself, an aspiring homesteader… (or if you rather like to think of yourself as sane, picture me I’m the homestead nut). Walking out of the farmhouse on a warm late July afternoon, herding a gaggle of kids out of the house to the car parked […]

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May Round-Up 2017

May

As we wrap up May, that’s when the homestead really starts coming to life. The bees are buzzing, wild birds are hatching, flowers are blooming, plants are growing and wheat fields that surround us are only weeks away from harvest. Building a homestead is a busy life, there is a lot of work to be […]

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7 months ago

So you think you want to homestead?

Free-range homestead

The up’s and downs of a free-range homestead Free-Range homestead. So what exactly do I mean by free-range homestead? Free-Range gets tossed around a lot lately. In the commercial industry this term has been adopted and still doesn’t mean what you would think. However to us homesteaders it means we let animals be generally free. […]

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8 months ago

March Round-Up (2017)

March has come and gone, Spring has officially started, and all of life is in full swing. Planting, transplanting, watering, animals, milking, fence mending, so much is here and life is coming anew once again. We can once again look forward to line dryed laundry, sprinkler days, shorts and flip-flops, flowers blooming, melons to eat, […]

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9 months ago

Dairy goat mastitis

dairy goat mastitis

Healing mastitis in goats using essential oils Now I know I write a lot about essential oils, and here is another one. However know this, I am not any sort of essential oil distributor or part of any multi-level marketing oil company. I just whole heartedly believe in the healing powers of herbs and essential oils. […]

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9 months ago

February Round-Up (2017)

February Round-Up 2017

Lawdy, Lawdy y’all, February was a bear. We got a lot happening mixed with sickness that just keeps coming around. We got so much planted and growing, and spring just around the corner. We got massive amounts of birds chirping and nests being cleaned out for a new season of life to begin. We had […]

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9 months ago

New Life on the Homestead

Baby goats on the homestead

New life begins It finally happened guys! I can’t hardly believe it, we have had our first homestead birth! A baby goat, a doeling to be exact. We knew she was due soon, but this being our first time breeding goats we did not know exactly when to expect it (also we didn’t notate breeding […]

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10 months ago

January Round-Up

January

When January comes I always feel a renewed sense of tasks and accomplishments I want to get done. You could call it jumping the gun, but I just feel like I want to go! Even though it is still the dead of winter, and really cold outside, I start thinking of planning garden, starting seeds […]

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10 months ago

A winter storm strikes

Winter storm

I really have to apologize I had planned much better posts. I have a DIY antique dresser makeover to finish, a natural  beauty product review to get out and I can’t wait to show you what is growing in the greenhouse. You can call it Mother Nature, old man winter or a plain old winter […]

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11 months ago

December Round-Up

December Round-Up

December is ending, oh man where does time go? A whole year, 2016 in the rear view mirror. I usually just like to take one month at a time but in December is like a moment where you realize it’s time to put another year in the books. Time to reflect on the past. Also […]

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last year

November Round-Up

November

November Round-Up With November ending and in writing the November Round-Up, I am reminded that this marks our one year anniversary of moving our ‘urban homestead’ to the country. I can’t believe time has gone by this quickly. It seems like just yesterday I was posting all the crazy happenings from the First 60 days of […]

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last year

Not yet a greenhouse

Greenhouse….in the making It has been quite some time since I have done any real post about our greenhouse, or greenhouse growing.  Here is a throwback to the beginning of this blog here, and we had a cozy little urban DIY built greenhouse. But that post was nearly two years ago, and it has been […]

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October Round-Up

October round-up

October Round-Up October is fading and the leaves are falling. And I got to be honest, I know many people love fall, the changing colors, the brisk air, sweater and boot weather, not me. It kinda feels like it’s the dying of the year, as fall slips to winter. I really just want to be […]

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