Here’s how to pressure can chicken broth with the Carey Smart Canner!
Join us for an evening of fun while we make candy and almost burn the house down. 😀
It’s so dry here, so I decided to run the water on the garden in hopes it will help the leaves break down faster. Hopefully I can remember to shut it off and not leave it running all night like I did a while back…
Have you been wondering what kind of birds are singing in the background of some of our videos? We got a request to show them in a video sometime so we decided to do a short video on them. Of course when I got the camera out, they were quiet and unsure of the camera.. but any other time I get it out and they start singing and making all sorts of commotion!
We brought some of our bunnies inside to clean their back ends because they had poop stuck to them. Nothing serious, we’ve been feeding them too many pellets and need to give more hay instead. While they were in, we just had to enjoy the cuteness, especially those chubby little bunny faces.
Yep.. crazy is the word on the homestead.
Join us for a live chat as we make gingerbread houses!
Once we got our huge load of leaves unloaded, we went back to town and got a 2nd load!
So we crammed that trailer full of leaves…. I think we’re finally getting somewhere!
I originally had plans to make tomato sauce out of the last of the tomatoes and get it canned. Plans got changed, so I didn’t get the sauce made… but it wasn’t all bad because we ended up finding not one but TWO loads of leaves!
Our chickens quit laying and have turned into a bunch of freeloading slackers. I’m going to start giving them soaked grains and change their feed in hopes they will start laying again. Cuteness alert: the bunnies are up and running around!
We’re having the most beautiful weather, so we’re taking advantage of it and getting our garden prepared for winter.
It’s another windy day on the homestead which makes doing chores more challenging and shutting pickup doors almost impossible!
A pitchfork needle in the haystack… chores… unloading a big load of leaves… and Christmas at the park… it was a busy yet fun day on the homestead!
We’re gathering as many bags of leaves as we can find so that we can mulch every inch of our garden.
I’m wanting to get my garden completely mulched before winter. With the leaves falling I thought it would be a good time to start gathering as much as I can. To get enough is proving to be a lot harder than it seems.
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.