Our first season with livestock has been full of learning, and our ducks have been some of our favorite bumbling, awkward, and endearing “teachers” to watch! The adventure with our Indian Runner Ducks and Cayuga Ducks is just beginning, but I hope that our “newbie homesteader” realizations about ducks can be a help to the […]
Let’s get these rabbits in a good home! In these two videos, Andrew shows you how to complete the build we began in part 1 (http://www.simplelifehomestead.com/blog/diy-mobile-rabbit-tractor-part-1-video ). We’re interested in raising our animals as close to nature as we can, and getting them in these tractors allows our rabbits 24/7 access to fresh greens, herbs, […]
In part three of our outdoor kitchen build, Andrew adds the base to what will eventually be the brick oven. Can you taste the wood-fired pizza yet? Or hear the crackling of the sourdough crust as it cools? Come along with this process and we can learn together!
We want our rabbits to grow up as naturally and healthy as possible, while still protecting them from predators. This rabbit tractor is our solution for giving them the best life we can, while benefiting from their wonderful manure! This video is part 1 of 2.
The heat of the summer can make baking and cooking somewhat intolerable in an off-grid homestead. We remedied this for a while by cooking over a fire pit, but this outdoor kitchen will be a much more refined (and fun!) way to keep the heat outdoors and the house cool. Watch along with part one […]
Before there were artificial preservatives, there was canning. But before there was canning, there was FERMENTATION. Making the most delicious pickles you’ve ever had is just a matter of placing cucumbers in a little brine and waiting for the naturally-occurring bacteria on the veggies to work their wonders. This is a great starter recipe for […]