Category Archives: homestead

Lets talk about Homesteaders and Health.

So many of the “idea’s and dreams about homesteading says that we will have better health for it.. Working our bodies, working with our hands, growing our own food, harvesting 0 mile eggs/milk/meat. Hunting and Fishing, hiking and horseback riding.. … Continue reading

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Fall Round Up -Ground Cherry Mincemeat Tart Recipe

Apple-Ground Cherry Mincemeat Recipe 6 cups of peeled, cored and coarsely chopped fresh fall apples (I used Spartan) 2 cups of husk removed Ground Cherries 2 cups of golden raisins 1/8 of a cup of finely diced dried ginger 1 … Continue reading

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Snakes on the homestead

There was a lovely garden snake that was heading towards my chicken yard this morning and as the chickens would have been hunting it hard and fast. It seemed like a good idea to catch this pretty babe and move … Continue reading

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Wood Ash Use in the Garden

As my regular readers know we have had a bad ice storm and then a very strong wind storm, I have so many small, med and even huge limbs or tree’s down between the two storm.  I have been doing … Continue reading

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Dragging the pastures- Spreading the paddies and leveling it out.

This is the issue.. you see when you have sheep or goats, they do little droppings, that just spread the manure love and after they dry and have a good rain, they just melt into the pastures.. Horse  an cow … Continue reading

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Overflowing the banks an rain on the way

They say we have a whole lotta rain coming our way in the next few days.. hmm These photo were all taken within walking distance of the farm.. but we still have a field or two that is not flooded … Continue reading

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One More Storm to go! This and That Post.

Sunny Cat’s look sums it up so nicely.. its snowing again mom. We had a blast of winter come in.. first we had brutal cold, the deep full moon cold, the sky’s were clear and the cold pressed down onto … Continue reading

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This an That Post..

Its raining..  and the farm is a mess of slushy snow, dripping water and poo.. I mean it, so much poo to clean up lol The wind has created waves it the snow on the big fields.. The new bigger … Continue reading

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Snow.. Its a snow day..

They told us it was coming.. o yes they did, and we could see it on the radar, be blogs of green and pink as far as the screen could show, they said, a foot, then they said a foot … Continue reading

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Good Fire is awesome (even if in a snow storm)

Sometimes you just need a change of pace LOL.. A good fire can be just the thing.. we got four plus inches of snow last night and we are expecting another foot plus by tomorrow morning..  Ah Winter…. Pretty Snow … Continue reading

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