Making Dandelion Bread, Processing Chickens, Farm Chores and More! Week 19 2018

Getting the turkey and chicken we processed packaged and ready for the freezer.

Processing day is never an easy day but this time was a little harder.

So several years ago I found this.. what seemed like a cute idea on Pinterest for my garden but… let’s just say it looked better on Pinterest. Plus we’re giving you a sneak peak of Dylan’s latest project!

Miley takes over the vlog and takes you along while she does her chores.

Miley’s been interested in experimenting with different recipes to make with dandelions. We’ve been searching for recipes and came across one for dandelion bread so we decided to try it.

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This Pig Is In Hog Heaven, Planting Seeds and More! Week 18 2018

Finally the day has come to move the pigs out to their pen…. and I do believe they approve.

Ever since we put the green house up I’ve been wanting to hang out inside it and listen to it rain. Well, I finally got to do that!

We’re introducing the tomatoes to the green house. I want to get a shade cover soon because it gets way too hot for them to be out there full time yet. We are also planting flowers and putting our pepper plants into bigger cups.

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Making Dandelion Tea, Crazy Wind, Getting Chicks Switched Around and More! Week 17 2018

Oh this wind… will it ever calm down so we can get stuff done???

The meat birds are big enough to free range now so I’m turning them out and putting the layers in the chicken tractor. After that we got some planting done in the garden… finally!

Doug and Stacy, over at Off Grid With Doug and Stacy, are doing an awesome giveaway for Youtube creators. One of the requirements to enter is that you make a video about why you watch their channel. Here’s the reasons why I enjoy watching their channel..

One day Miley and I were outside talking about all the dandelions. I told her that they’re edible and used for several different things. She thought making dandelion flower tea sounded interesting so we made some.

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It Snowed But It’s Warm In the Greenhouse, Transplanting Seedlings and More! Week 16 2018

It’s been a while since we’ve shown you some of our animals so today we’re taking you along as we do our morning chores.

We have hard, clay soil here. I’ve been working for several years to build up the soil in my garden and have come a long way. I just need something that will give it that extra boost and I think I found it.

Most of our seed sprouted and have grown enough that we need to get them transplanted.

We had snow and freezing temps but it was cozy warm inside our cattle panel greenhouse… actually it was a little too warm!

We finally got some snow and that made someone pretty happy!

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Getting the Pigs Set Up, Cattle Panel Greenhouse Update and More! Week 15 2018

It’s a windy day here in Kansas! Just thought I’d give you an update on the cattle panel greenhouse and how it’s holding up in all this Kansas wind!

The pig feeder has rusted out on the bottom otherwise it’s in good shape. We don’t want to buy a new one so we figured out a way to fix it. Now it will get us through this season, and hopefully more!

Today is the first day of the season to milk our goat. We shared with the pig… but she wasn’t so sure about it.

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Cattle Panel Greenhouse Complete, We’re Trapped In the Greenhouse and More! Week 14 2018

We’re getting our seeds for the garden started plus getting a little more planting done in the greenhouse.

Miley decided to spend some of her hard earned money and invest it in a pig. It will be her 4H project and she’ll be taking it to the fair and showing it as a market hog.

Let’s see… how to describe this day… I’d have to say it was a very productive, adventurous, dramatic day! Oh yeah… and very suspenseful!

I spent the day building up the beds in the greenhouse and getting it ready for planting.

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Cattle Panel Greenhouse Almost Complete, Hoping Rain Is On the Way and More! Week 13 2018

I don’t have much experience using the power tools but we managed to get the plastic on the cattle panel hoop house. Now the fun time begins… planting seeds!

With as dry as it’s been the price of hay has sure gone up. A good chance of rain is in the forecast, so maybe we’ll finally get some much needed rain.

It was a beautiful day so we were able to get a lot done on our cattle panel greenhouse.

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We Toured the Strataca Salt Mines, Working on Cattle Panel Greenhouse and LOTS More! Week 12 2018

Brooke is getting into making and selling crafts. We’re opening a shop on my blog, and she will have lots of things available soon. She made these cute little bunny baskets for Easter and since Easter is coming soon, she wanted to go ahead and get them out.

We’re having the worst drought that we’ve ever had in a very long time in our area of Kansas. There’s nothing left in our pastures so the goats are constantly escaping into the wheat fields where the grass is quite literally greener on the other side of the fence.

For Dylan’s birthday we decided to go to the Strataca Salt Mines in Hutchinson, Kansas. It was an adventure like no other and one that we highly recommend!

We worked on the cattle panel greenhouse more today and were hoping to get it done. Things went slower than planned, so we still have a ways to go to get it done.

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Fancy Birthday Cake, Surprise Birthday Call, and New Goat Kid Born! Week 11 2018

Blossom had her kid and it’s so cute! Since she’s a new mama, it took her some time to figure out what it was but after a little help, I think she’s going to be a great mama.

It was a surprise ending to an awesome birthday!

Since everyone had the day off, we decided to celebrate my birthday a day early and Brooke made me the fanciest birthday cake I’ve ever had.

Blossom is getting close to being ready to kid! We’re guessing March 7th as her due date, hopefully we’re right.

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This Week It’s All About Chicks! Our New Chicks Arrived In the Mail! Week 10 2018

Getting baby chicks is always so much fun! Ours arrived at the post office so we ran to get them. Join us as we show you what we ordered and try to figure out what breed each chick is.

I ran onto this cute video of some chicks we had several years ago fighting over a cricket. Just had to post! Who wins? You’ll just have to watch and see…

Our baby chicks arrived in the mail and here’s a sneak peak!

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