Unwelcome Visitor in the Coop, Crazy Easy Bread Dough and More! Week 4 2018

I decided to open up the crock and check to see how the sauerkraut was coming along. Also, I talk about reorganizing and upcoming videos!

I found this amazing bread dough recipe! In addition to a loaf of bread, you can use it to make a variety of things like cinnamon rolls, pizza, bagels, foccacia, and more! I even experimented with making tortillas and they turned out great.

Oh no… there’s an uninvited possum in the chicken coop!! I know he’s pretty much harmless so I try to be calm, cool and collected…

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Cute Bunnies, More Cute Bunnies, and More! Week 3 2018

The Holland lop bunnies are getting big enough to wonder around now so we just had to share the cuteness with you!

With bitter cold temps and wind chill warnings out, what better way to spend the day than cuddling cute bunnies and eating soup?

Chat with us while we give an update on what’s been going on this week, plus see what the kids are painting!

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First Snow of the Season, Getting Organized and More! Week 2 2018

Miley’s wishes finally came true… we got our first snow of the season!

One of our goals we’ve had since starting our homestead is to downsize to just stuff we need. We’ve worked on it some, but this year we want to focus on it more. Brooke had a day off and invited me to go out of town with her so we could shop for a few things to help us become more organized.

Syrup or jam… water or sky… river or road.. it can be anything you want it to be.

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Making Sauerkraut, A Mischievous Calf and More! Week 1 2018

We planned to get the house cleaned and the tree taken down, but then Dad came home early…

Ollie… there’s never a dull moment with him around!

Live Stream: I’m trying out my new fermenting crock by making sauerkraut and then after that I chat and answer questions.

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Happy New Year! Week 52 2017

Happy New Year!!

With the weather turning even colder, we decided we needed to make a better shelter for Ollie. Of course, he was there supervising and making sure it was built to his approval.

The bunnies are now 7 weeks old and it’s time for them to be weaned so we’re moving them to their own cages.

We’re getting more cages set up for the bunnies because it’s time to wean them. It’s challenging to say the least because it’s so cold out!

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Merry Christmas! Week 51 2017

Miley was dreaming of a white Christmas, so we worked a little magic and made some snow happen!

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!!

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A Strange Food, Cheese Ball Recipe, Getting Ready For Christmas and More! Week 50 2017

So much to do to get ready for Christmas… so little time… and what little time I have I procrastinate.

Brooke brought home something very weird, but interesting for us to try… sure didn’t look edible to us! We finished up baking and decorating our Christmas cookies… one step closer to being ready for Christmas!

Today we’re baking Christmas cookies! First, we need to get our chores done… and all Ollie wants to do is dilly dally.

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Canning With the Carey Smart Canner, Making Cookies and Candy Live and More! Week 49 2017

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!

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298 Bags of Leaves, Making Gingerbread Houses, Cute Bunnies and More! Week 48 2017

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!

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Preparing the Garden for Winter, Free Loading Chickens and More! Week 47 2017

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!

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