We choose not to add electricity to our chicken coop for a number of reasons, but that can pose a problem when it comes to keeping the water from freezing. After learning this trick though, our work has been cut down immensely! See how we keep water from freezing, without electricity!
It might sound kinda old-fashioned or quirky to some, but the activity of animals can be (is) an alert. We have had an exceptional winter so far. In this post, the elk in particular have indicated the severity of the weather. Come on over and see what they are up to and what we are […]
Keeping warm this winter with a fire? Put that leftover wood ash to good use around the Homestead! Here are 12 ways to get a second life out of your ash.
Winter doesn’t have to stop everything in the garden. Now is the time to dream, to plan, to set goals. Now is the time to sit in the window surveying your garden with a hot drink in your hands.
We’ve been living on an island in Northern Wisconsin for a little over a week now, and although there are a little over two hundred winter inhabitants on this 13 mile long rock, we have only interacted with a small handful of people. Almost every single person who has found out that we moved here […]
With the winter months comes what’s known as Winter Depression or Seasonal Affective Disorder, a lot of people suffer from this without even knowing it. For us farmers/gardeners I feel it effects us even more because our lives depend on the growing season. I highlight 6 tips for how I do, and am trying to […]