We raised 2 grass-fed lambs in our yard over the course of summer. We now have 2 lambs worth of “clean” meat in our freezer. It can be done, but there were some challenges to it. Hop on over and read about both the pros and cons of it.
Homegrown black-eyed peas and crowder peas are favorites in our home. We pressure can our peas so that we can enjoy them all year long. This allows us to have plenty on hand and ready to just open a can and heat up quickly for supper. Whether it is your beloved harvest, a deal you […]
There are certain things that this way of life renders, a certain knowledge that results from the activities surrounding ‘homesteading.’ We are aware of the seasons, weather, animal activity, foliage growth (or lack thereof,) as well as what those specifics might indicate. Come on over and have a gander at the scene this time of […]
As we move through our days on the homestead, making a more sustainable life for ourselves, there are projects that are urgent and get done quickly like mending the fence or planting the garden. Then there are the projects that happen over the course of time and seem as natural as the sun rising and […]
Have you ever thought about the seasons but not the seasons we were taught in school. Depending upon where you live and your lifestyle, you might encounter everything from tourist season to calving season. Come on over and see what season we are heading into.
Learning a variety of skills is fun and challenging. It keeps the brain active and thinking. I’ve recently been learning to pelt hides (actually only one so far.) In order to use all parts of the animal when butchering time rolls around this fall, I am beginning now, practicing on a raccoon that was trapped. […]