You could just as easily ask “why do we sell eggs?” or “what came first, the chicken or the egg?”. We keep extra hens so that we have eggs through winter for ourselves, and I sell the excess eggs in spring and summer to pay for the chicken feed. Here’s how we do it….
I’ve written posts before about tips for homekill butchering and last year I calculated the value of the meat and determined that it was worth raising steers for meat. It may sound strange, but this was the first year that we really thought about meat quality rather than meat quantity! Here’s what we found out….
How to knit arm-warners on four double pointed needles They are very easy because they are just a simple tube with a thumb hole. Great practice for getting used to double pointed needles for sock making.
Some tips and links for learning to crochet
How we ended up with two beautiful milk cows, even though I was initially against the idea, but wouldn’t change it now for the world!
How to choose and use a woodstove that will be useful to you both to heat your home and for cooking most of your meals through winter.