Picking Up Our Homegrown Beef, How Much We Got & How Much It Cost Week 2 2019

How much did it cost to grow our own beef? Here’s the break down….

The butcher called and said our beef is ready for pickup. Now our freezer is stocked full of enough meat to last us for more than a year.

3rd Week of Vlogmas On the Homestead Week 51 2018

Miley loves shopping for the pets, so we had a special Christmas just for them….

I had an appointment and afterward did some shopping, so I was gone for most of the afternoon. When I got home, the kids surprised me…

We never sift our flour, but today we tried it and the cookies turned out much better. So we want to know, do you soft flour?

The cucumbers and tomato I planted in pots a while back aren’t doing the greatest. In fact, I was thinking about throwing them out until they started blooming.
 

The time has come and it’s never easy.

Today we’re making Christmas cookies! Dylan has always made the snicker doodles every year, but now he’s decided that it’s time to pass off that tradition to Miley. In this video he teaches her the fine art of snicker doodle making….

2nd Week of Vlogmas On the Homestead! Week 50 2018

Christmas is sneaking up on us fast! So much to do and so little time! Dylan came out and brought his gifts, so Miley and Brooke try to figure out what he got them.

The kids check the rabbits to see if they can tell if they are pregnant and we check the goats to see if we can tell if they’re close to kidding. What do we think? Well, you’ll just have to watch…

Join us while we decorate gingerbread houses!

Why do I have 2 pitchforks that I’m using? I don’t really have an answer to that, but one thing we know for sure is that no pitchfork goes unused.

It’s one of those days, ya know, the kind where you start out behind and are rushing the whole day.

In this video we show you how we build an easy, affordable hay feeder that would work for goats, sheep or calves.

We gave the goats an early Christmas present and built a little goat hut for the goat kids to stay warm in once they are born. What did we give the goats for Christmas? Well.. you’ll just have to watch…

We’re Doing Vlogmas! A Video Every Day Till Christmas! Week 49 2018

Just a little randomness about the goats, Ollie, our strange choice of Vlogmas topics and how we really need to make an effort to support local businesses.

This video is about how to can turkey broth using a Carey Smart Canner. There is some confusion when it comes to venting time because a lot of people mistake the E10 count down as venting time but it’s not. In this video I explain why.

I’m getting a big pot of turkey broth started, we’re taking the dog to the vet, and I’m getting my hair permed.. whew, what a long day!

The dog: “Merry Christmas!”
Us: “Eeewww… No THANKS!”

I joined a collaboration by Rose over at Wholesome Roots where we talk about 5 reasons why we homestead.

Our buck is finally old enough to breed, so the kids decided it was time to introduce him to the does. We should be having new kits by the New Year!

It’s that time of the year when leaves have been raked, bagged and put out by the curb for pickup. They make an excellent free mulch to add to the garden, so we’re wanting to gather as many bags as we can before the city workers pick them up. It’s always tricky to gather enough free mulch to cover our garden, so getting this trailer full is all I want for Christmas!

Simple Joys Of Snow and A Lost Cat Is Found! Week 48 2018

A missing cat, pregnant goats, a snowball fight… it’s another day on the homestead but this time it’s hard to be happy when a special pet goes missing. Luckily it ends happily so you’ll want to stick around to the end because you won’t want to miss this emotion filled reunion.

Just all of the simple joys playing in the snow with your big brother can bring.

Just a little walk a round the homestead to capture some of the beauty on this cold, blustery winter day.