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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!

Family Fun, More Surprises From Our Chicks and More! Week 30 2018

We were surprised when we found our hen with chicks under her, then we were even more surprised when we found another hen hatching more chicks. Now that these chicks are growing, they surprised us once again…

The best memories are made when the family gets together.

The mosquitoes have been horrible here lately, in fact it seems like they’re worse than usual. We don’t like using chemical sprays so we’re looking for the best natural bug spray that actually works. If you have a great recipe that you don’t mind sharing, we’d really appreciate it.

Games, a Splatoon cake, a treasure hunt, swimming, fireworks and a campout… Happy 11th Birthday, Miley!

Surprise Chicks, Fishing At the Lake, Garden Update and More! Week 24 2018

One of our hens appeared out from under a bush with chicks!! Never a dull moment on the homestead!

It’s free fishing weekend and we decided to take a break from all the work at the homestead and enjoy a fun evening at the lake.

It’s getting to be that time where the garden should be in and growing. We’re almost there but still have a lot to do yet!

Wondering if you have a male or female turkey poult? Here’s how we tell them apart..

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.

A Camp Out On the Homestead, Berry Pie, Turkey Problems and More! Week 22 2017

So much to do, so little time… then it rains.

We’ve been having bad luck trying to hatch out turkeys this year. Well, that luck just got even worse because one of our turkey hens died. We’re not sure if our eggs will hatch but we’re not giving up yet. On a brighter note, we picked mulberries and strawberries and decided to make a pie. Didn’t have enough of one kind of berry so we made a little bit of this and a little bit of that berry pie!

We decided to try camping out again… only this time we decided to add a few things to make it a little more comfortable. The weather was perfect and it was a calm, relaxing evening… well, at least until the bugs came out.

We decided to have a little fun and pitch a tent and rough it for a night. Wind, possibility of storms, hard ground, coldness…. I wonder if we will tough it out or go to the house?

The turkeys got up from there nest and I couldn’t decide if I should take the eggs and put them in the incubator or leave them. I hope I didn’t make the wrong decision!