Monthly Archives: October 2017

Making Fermented Vegetables, Breeding Goats, Breeding Rabbits and More! Week 40

We’re questioning whether the rabbits got bred the other day when we put them with the buck. So we’re breeding them again to see how it goes.

We’re making banana chips, breeding the rabbits, draining the pool and making sauerkraut… it’s a busy day on the homestead!

Went out to do chores and found our buck almost tearing down the fence. Blossom was acting like she was in heat so we fixed the fence and put her in with him

We picked some vegetables from the garden and made a couple of jars of fermented vegetable pickles. They look so delicious, the hard part is waiting for them to be done.

Going To A Poultry Auction, How To Make Dilly Beans, How Much It Cost To Grow Our Own Meat & More! Week 39

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.

Finally, We Got Rain! We’re Harvesting Beans and More! Week 38

The hard work of planting our fall beans has paid off and we have lots of beans to pick!

Finally! We have rain headed our way, which is awesome because we really need it. Our mission is to get chores done and get back to the house before it rains….will we make it?

Got a late on the day so the kids started chores while I got lunch going. In the afternoon the kids detail Dylan’s car and Brooke gives some tips on getting rid of tough dirt spots on vinyl.

Getting Bunnies Settled, A Debt Free Car, Last Day with Our Pigs, and More! Week 37

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.

We Go to the State Fair, Get New Rabbits, Can Dry Beans and More! Week 36

Brooke chooses the rabbits she wants and we spend the rest of the day walking around the Kansas state fair.

We quickly get our chores done and update you on a few things. Next we head to the Kansas State Fair!

It’s a little bit of this and a little bit of that… the kids craft funky flowers, I make tomato sauce and chicken broth and the kids finish up the rabbit coop.

In this video I show you how I can dry beans, plus I also show how to can pork and beans.

Saving Our Pasture From Stickers, Weekend Fun and More! Week 35

Our pasture is being invaded by sticker plants, so we decided it was time to get rid of them. What’s the best way to get rid of them and prevent them from spreading? Clip them out one by one…

We woke up from a nice, restful sleep out in the tents. Quickly got chores done and ended the day playing another game of beanboozled.

We’re pitching tents and having another camp out on the homestead. It’s an adventurous weekend full of rain, thunder and lightening, swimming, camp fires, hot dog roasts, and lots of refreshing fresh air which is like a beauty spa to your lungs.

The last several weeks have been busy… but it’s been the type of busy where there’s a lot going on but seems like there’s not much getting accomplished… you know… it’s just been crazy.

Chickens React To the Eclipse, How To Can Potatoes, Make Cheese and More! Week 33

Ever wonder what a chicken does during an eclipse? Here’s what ours did…

How to can potatoes…

See how our turkey poults, Lucky and Chance, liked being moved outside to the chicken tractor…

In this video I show you how easy it is to make cheese.