How to Train a Farm Puppy Part I (Leash Training)

How to Train a Farm Puppy Part I (Leash Training)

I’m going to be bluntly honest here.  There is more than one way to train a farm dog.  What works for some might not work for others.  I’ve been putting this post off and chewing on it for awhile because so many take offense to a certain way of training that they might not agree […]

When You Don’t Meet Your Homesteading Goals

When You Don’t Meet Your Homesteading Goals

Sometimes, homesteading takes a back seat. It’s true.  There’s a season for everything, and sometimes that season doesn’t allow us to put homesteading at the top of the list.  That was us last year. Now when I say “take a back seat”, I don’t mean starving the animals or neglecting the homestead.   It still […]

How to Raise Chicks Simplified

How to Raise Chicks Simplified

We received our chicks this morning!  I decided to get the brown egg layer assortment this year.  I’m not exactly sure what’s what and who’s who, but my children have already named a few of our soon-to-be hens!  I did notice that two of them are the Turkens, with the bald neck and head……………my thoughts […]

What I Wish I Knew Before Owning Goats

What I Wish I Knew Before Owning Goats

Before I got the goat itch and became a goat owner, I wish I would’ve known some things beforehand.  You know, things that only a true friend and goat owner will tell you.  Things you don’t find in an ‘all about goats’ book.  But, let me back up a bit before the itch. My dad […]

Utilizing Chickens, Goats and Horses for Fall Garden Maintenance

Utilizing Chickens, Goats and Horses for Fall Garden Maintenance

Manure.  It’s a wonderful thing.  I wonder what the horses would think, them being emotional creatures and all, if they knew that their manure is the only thing they’re good for(besides recreational and therapeutic purposes of course)?  Would they be angry?  Sad?  Happy?  Shocked? Anyway, back to manure and gardening and fall. I’m feeling a […]

A New Phase in Life…

A New Phase in Life…

I’ve gotta tell ya, it feels good to get back to blogging!  Writing is my way of retreating and spending some alone time.  Plus, my introverted mind has to get things written down from time to time.  It’s been a whirlwind around here and I have had about zilch alone time! No, our new phase […]

Keeping Up with the Homesteading Joneses

Keeping Up with the Homesteading Joneses

You know, that Jones family just butchered their own cow(raised on pasture and organic grain), canned their 375th jar of vegetables they grew themselves, built a new coop from reclaimed wood they found from an old barn, made their own butter from their goats(with a cream separator), and claimed they haven’t been to the grocery […]