My Top 5 Favorite Seed Companies

My Top 5 Favorite Seed Companies

If you are new to gardening or overwhelmed by all of the seed catalogs out there, I’m here to help you narrow it down to the best seed companies that I have purchased from.  So if you have a mountain of seed catalogs on your kitchen table because you don’t know where to start or […]

Keeping Horses on the Homestead

Keeping Horses on the Homestead

                Keeping horses on the farm might not be what it used to be 100 years ago where they were used to plow the fields, drive you to town and do all of the heavy work.  In fact, owners today have a reputation of just throwing their hard-earned […]

Healing Wounds on the Farm(without a vet)

Healing Wounds on the Farm(without a vet)

Farm animals can do some strange things.  I’ve often wondered if they ever think about the consequences of their actions. If I were a bettin’ woman, I’d bet no. I have to remind myself that they are animals.  God love ’em.  They sure can get themselves in a bind. And I want to be ready. […]

My Immune Boosting Routine

My Immune Boosting Routine

  I’m going to show you how I boost my immune system with essential oils and a powerhouse herb, because flu season is creeping up fast.  I have to tell ya, I can sometimes be a little paranoid when it comes to getting sick.  Once it hits one of my kids, it’s quarantine time.  I […]

Top Ten Essential Oils for Livestock

I am amazed at the many uses of essential oils.  And when I found out that I can use them on my farm animals too?  Holy cow!  That was a revolution for me!  And it’s not rocket science either.  As you read this list, you will realize that many of the issues we have as […]

Why I Don’t Have Raised Beds

Why I Don’t Have Raised Beds

Sometimes I feel like I need to be in a support group.  You know, one called Row Croppers Unite, or something like that.  I can see myself standing up and introducing myself, “Hello, I’m Susie, and I don’t have a raised bed.” And then everyone will come and hug me and tell me it’s ok […]

Why I Let My Farm Kids Play Sports

Why I Let My Farm Kids Play Sports

Being a homesteader can consume quite a bit of our time.  And the thought of adding extracurricular activities to our already busy schedule is overwhelming.  So why in the world do we do it? Are we crazy?  Maybe.  Do we sometimes have baby goats on game night?  Yep.  Do we get behind on getting things […]

How to Train a Farm Puppy Part II

How to Train a Farm Puppy Part II

Nothing is more frustrating than calling for your dog and he just ignores you or gives you a look of ‘whatever’.  Actually, kinked hoses might rank up there too, but hoses don’t have minds, dogs do.  I’m thinking it might be do to my military experience, but I expect them to come to me front […]

Raising Entrepreneurs on the Homestead

Raising Entrepreneurs on the Homestead

I have a passion for all things entrepreneurial.  I know it kind of goes against the status quo of going to college, getting a degree, and working a 9 to 5 job.  That just doesn’t sound very exciting to me.  What excites me is hearing stories of others who have started their own businesses. So […]