Two years in the making. We’ve dreamed. We’ve imagined. Guys, it’s finally gonna happen. We are getting our very own milking cow! As excited as we are to talk about the expansion of our homestead, the milking cow isn’t what this post is about. Well, not really. This fall we’ve been busy reclaiming an old […]
Last year was our first winter with chickens. After losing a few to a hawk over the summer, we began the cold season with 17 hens… and ended it with only 12. Seemed like every week we lost a chicken. At least, it felt that way. And, of all things, they were dying from being […]
All youse guys living in da nordern climates like us can no doubt attest to da difficulty of keeping da animals healthy, comfortable, and productive throughout da winter months, eh? All Yooper slang aside, perhaps with no other animal is this more true than with our feathered friends who call the “coop” their home. Like […]
Do you have an old barn that’s beyond repair? Ever wonder how in the world you could purposefully use that old barn wood around the farm? Read this post to learn of practical ways we’ve used old barn wood around our homestead.
If you’re searching around the internet, following the hundreds of homesteading blogs and dreaming about one day becoming a homesteader yourself, a great place to start just might be right in your backyard. Or front yard. Yup. If you have a maple tree, you can be a homesteader and make your own maple syrup! Heck, […]
As our fourth season of sugaring nears, we’d like to share some of our “DOs” and “DON’Ts” when it comes to boiling sap down into syrup. ’Cause heaven knows we’ve made enough mistakes. And sometimes it’s just as important to know what not to do, as it is what to do.