There’s always big projects and small projects on the homestead. It often bothers me that we have a 1,000 things going on and nothing is ever started and finished in one big swing. But I’ve learned that the farm is ALWAYS bigger than the man and it’s best to be flexible if you want to […]
Rotational systems are great for your pasture and livestock. But providing shelter for shade and bad weather can be a challenge as the animals move from field to field. Here’s a list of pros and cons, as well as pictures of our own mobile shelters in use on the farm.
Remember when I told you we thought my daughter’s pet rabbit (practice for meat rabbits here on the homestead) was pregnant? We mated the doe, and she immediately started showing signs of pregnancy, including moodiness (which is not like her), beating up the buck she usually adores, making a nest, and pulling fur to line […]
This picture of my uncle is probably my favourite photo of all time; it evokes such a feeling of joy and childhood nostalgia. My mom recently sent me a bunch of old photos from their homesteading days, and it has me reflecting on where my desire to live simply comes from, and whether someone who […]
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 […]