Cleaning out our woodstove is a weekly chore here. We use the stove all winter long and ashes build up, so once a week my morning starts off with cleaning out the stove. If you heat with wood, you simply must make cleaning out your stove a regular chore. Here’s how we do it…did you […]
Keeping warm this winter with a fire? Put that leftover wood ash to good use around the Homestead! Here are 12 ways to get a second life out of your ash.
You are all ready for some goat kids (baby goats), but first you have to breed your does (female goats). Does go into heat at certain times and you must catch them in that small window of time in order for them to stand for your buck (male goat) so they will get pregnant. Some […]
With record highs all over the country, the heat is on. Many of you will be able to escape into your air conditioned homes, but your chickens aren’t so lucky. A chicken or turkey can get heat stroke and even die if they get too hot. Here are nine easy ways to keep your chickens […]
10 Helpful tips to keep warm while saving on your heating bill this Winter!
So many times, as we share bits and pieces of our lives with our readers, the nitty gritty homestead truths are cut from the final edit. Maybe they aren’t added at all. The final post about a day in our lives is usually meant to entertain, to encourage and to give you a glimpse of […]