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. […]
I am by no means a “greenie” or an environmentalist. I’ve seen organizations do both good and bad under these titles. Instead, I believe in being a good steward of the earth. Here are 4 ways to start your journey as a good steward!
Rhubarb pie might not be as photogenic as apple pie, but in combination with toasted walnut crust and homemade vanilla ice cream, it is Mr. Locust Blossom’s favorite. (Recipe and gluten free option provided.) Also, if you have never seen a rhubarb plant go to seed, take a look. It’s simply stunning.
Here is our latest building project. It is a chicken tractor made primarily from items we had &/or that were free. We are only keeping 4 chickens now (rather than a dozen like we used to) so this 6.5′ X 3′ coop with a cabin nest box should be just right for when they need […]