Monthly Archives: November 2017

Celebrating 6 Years On the Homestead, New Rabbit Kits and More! Week 45

We’re fixing a pot of chili to celebrate our 6th year of homesteading. Join me as I make chili and talk about how this last year has been.
If you’re interested in reading about our move, click here.

Our last bunny had her kits and we get our wood burning stove installed in our shop.

In this video we show you all our board games and how we store them, plus we point out some of our favorites.

The day we’ve been waiting for is here… the new bunnies were born.

Halloween Fun, Preparing for Winter, and Winter Chores Are Short and Easy Now! Week 44

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.

Join us while we carve our pumpkin!

Canning With My New Carey Smart Canner, Our Growing Season Ends and More! Week 43

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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Why We Don’t Keep Many Animals In the Winter, How To Make Fermented Green Beans & More! Week 42

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!

How To Give Goats Copper Bolus, An Afternoon of Painting and More! Week 41

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.