Since we down sized and rearranged our animals for winter, our chores are short and easy now.
We made a few more preparations for winter and now have all the animals tucked in where they need to be. Fences are fixed, hay is stock piled… so we’re ready for winter whether we want it to come or not!
We’re having lovely weather so it’s the perfect time to get out and make preparations for winter before it gets colder.
It’s Halloween and we’re getting all our work done so we can go trick-or-treating out and about on the town.
After our big freeze the other day we decided it was time to get the rabbits’ water set up for winter. Brooke found some heated water bottles and decided to try them out and see how well they work.
We had a heavy frost come and… just like that… our growing season was over.
So… I’m trying out my new canner and showing you how it works. Do I like it? Well… you’ll just have to watch…
I’ve been wanting to try out the Carey Smart Canner and Cooker by Chard for a while now. So I was super excited when I got the opportunity to get one at a discounted price in exchange for a product review. My canner arrived and here’s the unboxing….
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We had so many things we needed done but kept putting off… but today is the day we’re getting them DONE.
One of you asked me to do a video on why we don’t like to keep a lot of animals during the winter. Since we were taking some of our goats to the sale, I thought it would be a good opportunity to answer your question.
We tried our fermented mix of vegetables that we made a while back. Oh my goodness, they were so good! The green beans, especially, were awesome. Dylan wanted to learn how to ferment and make some for himself so we went out and picked more beans to make more!
An unexpected storm almost hindered our plans to get our pool put away but we managed to get it done anyway, even though we really would have loved to put it off for another day.
Giving my goats copper bolus was so easy… until I decided to make a video of it to show you how easy it was… then the struggle was real. Once I put them on the milk stand and made sure to get the pill far enough back past the tongue, it went smoothly.
Brooke and I took an evening painting class, so we spent the next afternoon practicing what we learned.
Winter is fast approaching so I’m planning out how we’ll arrange the animals to make chores easier during the cold months.
We picked our pork up from the processor today and got our freezer stocked. So, how much meat did we get from 2 pigs and what did it cost?
We’ve been interested in seeing what the poultry auction in our area is like. Since we’re downsizing for the fall, we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to go. Let’s just say… it was an adventure!
In this video I show you how simple it is to make Dilly Beans.
It was a busy day! We did our chores and then spent a good part of the day doing a much needed deep cleaning on the house. Everyone worked together so well and we got it done in record time so we went to the lake to relax and fish.
He bought a car with a blown motor cheaply, found a decent priced engine, then used his skills and knowledge to fix it up and now has a car with out debt that he can either keep or sell and make a little extra cash.
It’s a tough day on the homestead… the time has come for our pigs to go to the processor. We spend some time with them and them get them loaded up.
We took another trip to the Kansas State Fair and did some things we didn’t get a chance to do on our last visit.
The kids are busy deciding which cage each rabbit will live in and I give you an update on our fall garden.