Surprise Chicks, Fishing At the Lake, Garden Update and More! Week 24 2018

One of our hens appeared out from under a bush with chicks!! Never a dull moment on the homestead!

It’s free fishing weekend and we decided to take a break from all the work at the homestead and enjoy a fun evening at the lake.

It’s getting to be that time where the garden should be in and growing. We’re almost there but still have a lot to do yet!

Wondering if you have a male or female turkey poult? Here’s how we tell them apart..

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Selling Our Mini Rex Rabbits, Camp Out Fun and More! Week 23 2018

We ended our camp out with a good old breakfast over the campfire, then in the evening we did a little work in the garden.

It’s our first camp out of the season and no better way than to start it out with a sticky marshmallow mess!

Well, after much debating we decided to sell the Mini Rex rabbits. Here’s why…

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Turkeys Hatched, the Go Kart Is Complete and More! Week 22 2018

After doing some thinking we decided our turkey poults would be better off being raised by their mama. So now they’re all back together once again.

Dylan got the go kart finished so we test it out. Also, a turkey update…. did the egg hatch?

The garden has become a weedy disaster so now it’s time to change up my plan.

We checked on our turkey hen and her poults and we found a surprise!

Our turkeys are finally here and now we have more turkeys than we know what to do with.

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Turkeys Are About To Hatch, Easy DIY Goat Shelter, Companion Planting and More! Week 21 2018

Turkey hen has shifted and is sitting differently on her nest… maybe her eggs are hatching!

Our turkey hen is diligently setting on her nest. Are there any signs they’ll be hatching soon?

There has been a couple of things that I’ve been wanting to get done for a while… so today is the day to get them done!

We’re moving our buck to a bigger pasture. He needed a shelter so we made an easy, cheap temporary shelter for him… nothing too fancy.

We had a busy day with lots of places to go. One of the things we did was go to the Sunflower Hot Air festival in Anthony, Ks in hopes of watching them fly hot air balloons.

Just getting some planting done and trying to plant according to what grows best together.

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How to Can Chicken, Garden Update, Why We Kept One Turkey and More! Week 20 2018

Why did we decide to keep chance? Watch and find out…

The tomatoes aren’t looking so great so it’s time to get them planted. Dylan’s been doing more work on his go cart and it’s starting to take shape.

Just a little update on what’s growing in the garden. Also, we’re trying to figure out the best approach to getting the garden ready for planting.

In this video I’m canning some chicken from the meat birds we raised….

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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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