We all dream of rural life at some stage. What could beat waking up to the sight of rolling hills? Ahh, country life and it’s lures. Wouldn’t everything be better if you had unlimited access to land and fresh air? Sadly, rural options are rarely all blue skies. Most of us keep this pipe dream […]
Have you ever wished your neighbors were gardeners, craftspeople, farmers, ranchers, or other homesteaders that shared your dream? Me too! While it would be awesome if there were vibrant, connected, homestead communities with affordable land for all of us to join that’s just not the case. I realized one day that if I don’t bring […]
We recently redid our chicken coop for our ever expanding flock of fourteen chickens. We’ve had three chicken coops now and have learned a lot in each rendition about what to consider when building.
So you are thinking of “homesteading”? Before you till up your front yard, purchase a hundred acres, or – most importantly – invest in any farmyard animals – stop and think about what you want to get from farming, and the pros and cons of doing so in your situation. Farming is not for everyone, […]
I’ve mentioned on this blog a few times that a gosling or duckling raised by hand will imprint on the human who raises it. This magical bond is unique to certain types of birds in the animal kingdom, and makes them special companions for those that raise them.
Sometimes harvesting a delicious treat from your garden is too easy. If you have even a single chamomile plant, you can make yourself a tasty cup of tea with little time or skill required.