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 […]

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 […]

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 […]