Category Archives: Daily Vlog

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.

State Fair Fun, Fall Planting, Cute Bunnies and More! Week 39 2018

Another fun and successful fair has come to an end. It’s been a great week filled with fun and memories but boy are we tired. How tired? Well, our chicken says it all……

What a beautiful and fun day on the homestead! We decided to hurry up and get our fall planting done before it gets too late. Hopefully it’s not! Brooke says Dylan is obviously not a farm boy. Why? Well… you’ll just have to watch.

Another day at the fair… it’s our 3rd time going! This time we’re going to drop off Miley’s rabbit and while we’re there we check in on her chicken and show you the results of poultry and photo judging.

Flooded Barn, A day At the Kansas State Fair, Never A Dull Moment and More! Week 38 2018

What a day on the homestead…nothing went as planned but as we always say… “There’s never a dull moment on the homestead!” Ollie got out AGAIN and we moved the turkeys around. Is Bumbleston pregnant? Will we take her to the fair? Be sure to watch to the end of the video because Brooke has some really awesome news!

It’s Kansas State Fair time so we packed up Miley’s chicken and headed out!

OH no… it rained so much our barn got flooded. What a stinky mess!

A Day In the Life, When It Rains It Pours and When It Pours It Floods and More! Week 37 2018

Oh my, got a ton of rain and more flooding than we’ve ever seen!

It poured rain, our tents got wet, so we came up with a new plan… and now we kinda question our sanity!

We had a large basil harvest so I tested out a quick way to dry it. While I canned tomatoes Brooke finished setting up her aquarium and now it’s finally time to show you!

Cleaning rabbit cages, harvesting tomatoes, gathering eggs, taking the goat for a walk, finishing up the 4H record book… it’s just another day on the homestead.

Pondering If All This Is Worth It, Bunny Mishap and More! Week 35 2018

Miley has been planning to take our Holland Lop, Bumbleston, to the state fair but now she may not get to. Why? Well, you’ll just have to watch…

So I’ve been pondering… is all of this really worth it?

It’s time to pull out the cucumber plants in the green house so we can plant more. While doing it I discovered a nasty squash bug infestation. We had our alfalfa swathed and baled, so now the hard work of getting them put away begins.

Full Homestead Update and Is Raising Turkeys Really Worth It? Week 34 2018

Is raising turkeys worth it for us? Well, to find out the answer you’ll just have to watch…

I’m finally getting my life back in sync after the fair so I thought I’d give you an update of the homestead and after this, hopefully get back to normal vlogging schedule.

Fun At the Fair and Fun In the Garden! Week 33 2018

There’s lots of work to be done in the garden! We need to get potatoes dug so we can get beans planted. Then there’s the cantaloupe that should have been harvested several days ago and the watermelon that also needs to be picked. With all the laughter going on, it seems to be more fun than work!

Oh the places you will go and the things you will learn, see and do at the fair!

A Snake or A Mouse? Sad Day On the Homestead, New Turkey Poults Hatched and More! Week 32

RIP Neville, the homestead won’t be the same without you. You’ll always be forever in our hearts.

Two turkey poults hatched on one of the busiest days right before the fair. There are still lots of eggs left on the nest that need to be saved, but first we need to take Miley to the 4h pet show. Once back, we need to round up projects, warm up the incubator, candle the eggs, practice showing the pig, make final choices on which chickens to take… as we say, never a dull moment on the homestead!

Here’s a little update on how the chicken that I canned with the Carey Smart Canner turned out. Along with the update, I also show you our favorite recipe to use the canned chicken in.

It’s going to be SO hot and we’re trying to quickly get chores done before the heat of the day arrives. One problem… there’s something in the feed room and Brooke needs help figuring out what it is…. as she always says.. never a dull moment on the homestead.

Preserving Eggs For Winter, Growing Potatoes In Laundry Baskets, I Feel Like I Won the Lottery & More! Week 31

We’ve been busy all week at the fair, so I decided I’d give you a little update about what’s been going on. We’re going to be going out of town for one more night then we’ll be back on the homestead. We’ve got lots to tell you about and lots of stuff to be done!! We’ll be getting back to our normal routine here on the homestead so be sure to check back for upcoming videos.

My mom has a very beautiful container garden. This year she experimented with growing potatoes in laundry baskets. How did this experiment work out? Well… you’ll just have to watch and see….

Since we have such an abundance of eggs right now I decided to see if I could preserve them for this winter when our hens quit laying.