Raising Livestock isn’t for the faint of heart! Do you have what it takes to be an amazing homesteader? Which animals should you add to your homestead? Homesteading can help you figure out who you truly are! How honest are you? How dedicated? When push comes to shove do you take care of others first […]
Sometimes homesteading doesn’t mean being as efficient as possible. A thing that brings joy to your life is worth a little extra work and worry. There are so many pieces that can be fit together multiple ways and on multiple levels. For example, the rabbits eat the high protein mulberry prunings from the hedge and […]
Have you ever felt like you are not well armed in a battle of wits? Getting my hens to lay eggs where I want them to has become a small war and, sometimes, I suspect that I am not as well armed as my opponents. It can be a challenge to set everything up in […]
While chances are good that most of us won’t ever need to suddenly leave our homes (thank goodness), it’s always good to have a general plan just in case. This is especially true for those living in areas prone to hurricanes or wild fires. Think of it this way: Most of us will also never […]
I had a nasty surprise when I checked the new bunnies this morning. One of Sour Patch’s babies had a horrible gash on its belly. My heart just dropped to see the red, open wound a full half inch wide on that tiny body. There was no way it would heal without some help…..
Here’s another thing I am adding to my list of goals – producing fodder for our chickens. I have been doing some research into sprouting grains and am finding some interesting stuff. I’d like to cut down the feed bill. We have laying hens and even though they won’t be laying all winter, we still need to feed […]