Some things to consider when changing careers. We discuss a change from engineering to farming and some things we have learned on the way.
Homesteading is hard. Beyond the romanticized visions of peaceful cows, rolling meadows, and watermelons as big as your head there is a load of hard work, trials, and frustrations. Failure and loss are inevitable, and if anything will test your staying ability — those two things will.
After eight weeks of waiting for the kids to be weaned, one hundred and fifty days of waiting for them to be born, a year of waiting to get to the top of the list, and a lifetime of wishing for goats, our triplets finally came home last week.
Hatching goslings under a mother goose has its pros and cons. There are advantages to a mother goose that getting goslings or hatching yourself don’t offer, and one of them certainly is the bond between gosling and goose.
June has been a wonderful month for productivity here at HiBar Ranch, Farm and Forest. From milking goats and collecting chicken eggs to landscaping and updating the Victorian farm house and working in our amazing garden, life’s been VERY BUSY. We are growing 65 varieties of veges and medicinals this year along with maintaining a […]
As homesteaders we often feel pressured to live up to certain standards. There seems to be an unwritten code of what a homesteader is and isn’t, and when we feel that we don’t match that code we can sometimes deal with feelings of guilt and inadequacy. The truth is that we don’t have anything to […]