Category Archives for "The Homestead"

5 days ago

Yarrow | Uses and Benefits

yarrow uses and benefits

Sometimes I love weeds. Well, at least a plant others consider being a weed. I mean they have an insatiable desire to thrive no matter where they are. Unlike some more “well-liked” puny garden annuals, that have to be constantly babied. So what is better than a weed that not only thrives without help but also […]

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a few months ago

What kind of homesteader are you?

discovering your homesteading style

What kind of homesteader are you? With so many terms out there the lines can seem to blur. The farm… A homestead…An urban homestead… Naturalist/ the health nut… Permaculture…. Preppers/ survivalists, the list goes on. In homesteading circles these question seem to come up, and most people tend to associate with their niche and disregard […]

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a few months ago

Getting started with goats

Getting started with goats

You have been excessively scrolling Pinterest checking out every pin of cute baby goats you can find, and your are  ready to take the next step in homesteading and start you a little herd of goats. Why not right, that’s what I’d say! You have brought up all the valid points like dairy independence, how […]

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a few months ago

New Years resolutions for the Homesteader

New Years resolutions for the Homesteader

If you dream of sitting on a porch with a tea in hand watching your kids play in the yard, with sounds of a rooster and maybe a few spoiled goats in the background then chances are you are a homesteader, or an aspiring one. As many a homestead dreamer can testify to, finding or […]

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a few months 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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10 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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11 months ago

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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last year

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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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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last year

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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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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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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last year

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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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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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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