We’re Doing Vlogmas! A Video Every Day Till Christmas! Week 49 2018

Just a little randomness about the goats, Ollie, our strange choice of Vlogmas topics and how we really need to make an effort to support local businesses.

This video is about how to can turkey broth using a Carey Smart Canner. There is some confusion when it comes to venting time because a lot of people mistake the E10 count down as venting time but it’s not. In this video I explain why.

I’m getting a big pot of turkey broth started, we’re taking the dog to the vet, and I’m getting my hair permed.. whew, what a long day!

The dog: “Merry Christmas!”
Us: “Eeewww… No THANKS!”

I joined a collaboration by Rose over at Wholesome Roots where we talk about 5 reasons why we homestead.

Our buck is finally old enough to breed, so the kids decided it was time to introduce him to the does. We should be having new kits by the New Year!

It’s that time of the year when leaves have been raked, bagged and put out by the curb for pickup. They make an excellent free mulch to add to the garden, so we’re wanting to gather as many bags as we can before the city workers pick them up. It’s always tricky to gather enough free mulch to cover our garden, so getting this trailer full is all I want for Christmas!

Simple Joys Of Snow and A Lost Cat Is Found! Week 48 2018

A missing cat, pregnant goats, a snowball fight… it’s another day on the homestead but this time it’s hard to be happy when a special pet goes missing. Luckily it ends happily so you’ll want to stick around to the end because you won’t want to miss this emotion filled reunion.

Just all of the simple joys playing in the snow with your big brother can bring.

Just a little walk a round the homestead to capture some of the beauty on this cold, blustery winter day.

Homegrown Turkey vs Store Bought, Thanksgiving Preparations and More! Week 47 2018

It’s Thanksgiving day on the homestead and there’s lots going on! Miley gives you an up close view of bunny cuteness and we see if we can tell a difference in taste between a store bought and homegrown turkey. So, did we find a difference? Well, you’ll just have to watch…

Everyone is off and home for Thanksgiving.. we’re getting last minute preparations done… let the fun times making more memories with family begin…

It’s time to thaw out the turkeys! This year we’re fixing both, a store bought and a homegrown, so that way we can compare.

It’s once again that time of the year….

A Celebration of the Day We Moved to the Homestead and More! Week 46 2018

For some reason our electricity went out so the day gets off to a slow start and we’re making up a batch of fire cider to have ready for when the cold season begins.

We feel sad as our growing season officially ends, but a new season brings snowballs, ice and a new routine to look forward to.

November 15th is a special day for us. It’s the day we make chili, gather around the table and celebrate one of the best moments in our life.

It’s the first snow of the year and Miley’s doing the vlogging. The snow isn’t sticking and it’s more wet and cold than anything else… it’s just cold and she’s wanting to be done with it!

Greenhouse Maintenance During Cold Weather, Goat Care and More! Week 45 2018

It’s cold outside so I’m trying what I can to keep the tomatoes going for as long as possible.

In this video we show you the basics on what we feed our goats.

We had a request to show you our cockatiels, plus Miley thought it would be fun to show you all our pets. She also shares “The Rules of the Cats” which is a list of rules she wrote from a cat’s perspective. Leaf clean up is starting so we ran to town to collect bags of leave to mulch next year’s garden.

Spent the afternoon doing maintenance on the greenhouse and starting some lettuce seeds.

Results of My Egg Storing Experiment, Garden Experiments, Halloween and More! Week 44 2018

I have an hour before I need to start fixing supper so I decided to get 3 things done that I’ve been putting off. One of those is dealing with the eggs I stored for winter, and if you’d like to know how that experiment turned out… well you’ll just have to watch….

It’s Halloween, one of Miley’s favorite times! She’s getting her chores done quickly so she can enjoy the rest of the day, but as you know, there’s never a dull moment on the homestead so chores didn’t go as quickly as she planned!

My mom rooted some tomato clippings and shared some with me. I’m planting them and experimenting with growing them through the winter. Experimenting in the garden is fun!

Camera Broke But Now We’re Back With Homestead Updates! Week 43 2018

We’re outside enjoying the nice fall weather and giving you an update on our fall garden.

Well, I finally got another camera so we’re excited to get back to vlogging again. We’re starting off with a full animal update cause a lot has happened in the last several weeks.

Rain, Rain, Rain and More Rain! Week 42 2018

When it rains it pours… quite literally and figuratively! It was one of THOSE days on the homestead!

It’s a cold rainy day.. you know, the kind that’s best just to sleep away, and that’s just what I did! The kids grabbed the camera and had a little fun while I slept…

It’s a cold rainy day on the homestead! We’re trying to get as many tomatoes harvested and in the house before the rain starts. Since it ended up raining most of the day we decided soup sounded good for supper… so I just threw some random ingredients, with as many homegrown things as I could find, into a pot. Good or bad? Well, you’ll have to watch..

Grub Invasion Update, Moon Flowers and More! Week 41 2018

Oh the wonderful smell of rotting, decaying grubs… Just a little update on the whole grub situation and how I decided to get rid of them.

Today Miley takes you along as she does chores and shows you some of the flowers she’s grown.

It’s another crazy day on the homestead where nothing goes as planned… but then we should be used to that by now. If only I could have a few moments to get my sauce canned…..

Grubs Here, Grubs There, Grubs Everywhere, and Then There Are Even More! Week 40 2019

We just keep scooping them up and more come back!

Grubs here.. grubs there… grubs are everywhere!! I don’t have time for this!

A special thank you to a couple viewers who have given us ways to keep Neville’s memory alive.

The day started out beautiful. It was the first day of fall, the weather was perfect, and we planned on hanging outside doing chores and picking tomatoes until we made a gross discovery. We have a huge infestation in the greenhouse. What was it? There’s no way to describe it other than you’re just gonna have to watch….

Just getting caught up on everything that’s happened lately that we haven’t had time to vlog.