Normally every time we try to grow pumpkins they get taken down by vine borers and squash bugs. This year I’m happy to say that we defeated them and ended up with some small, cute pumpkins! Speaking of cute things, we went to the bunny barn to check in with the rabbits. Miley is wanting to breed one of her bunnies so that she has some older ones to show next year, but the bunnies had other ideas…
Rotten mulberries, a wasp, an imposter lady bug, the sound of rain on a sunny day, mulberry stains on the forehead, randomness and giggles… Ya know, the simple, good stuff of life…that’s what you get when you send the kids to pick mulberries.
The mulberries and black raspberries are ready to pick! What did we make with them? Well… you’ll just have to watch!
Those boots…they’re well loved.
It’s just another day on the homestead, trying to get the garden in and we have an extra special surprise….
Sunshine, blue skies, happy animals, plants, shovels, dirt, smiles, laughter, too many lettuce plants… ya know, all the stuff that brings homestead happiness….
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.
I have an hour before I need to start fixing supper so I decided to get 3 things done that I’ve been putting off. One of those is dealing with the eggs I stored for winter, and if you’d like to know how that experiment turned out… well you’ll just have to watch….
It’s Halloween, one of Miley’s favorite times! She’s getting her chores done quickly so she can enjoy the rest of the day, but as you know, there’s never a dull moment on the homestead so chores didn’t go as quickly as she planned!
My mom rooted some tomato clippings and shared some with me. I’m planting them and experimenting with growing them through the winter. Experimenting in the garden is fun!
Getting the turkey and chicken we processed packaged and ready for the freezer.
Processing day is never an easy day but this time was a little harder.
So several years ago I found this.. what seemed like a cute idea on Pinterest for my garden but… let’s just say it looked better on Pinterest. Plus we’re giving you a sneak peak of Dylan’s latest project!
Miley takes over the vlog and takes you along while she does her chores.
Miley’s been interested in experimenting with different recipes to make with dandelions. We’ve been searching for recipes and came across one for dandelion bread so we decided to try it.
I was sitting there giving Neville his vitamins… or at least attempting to… when Miley came running in saying there was a little chick outside! She was so excited! We put mamma hen and chick in our chicken tractor so we can watch her raise it.
Our rooster, Neville, hasn’t been doing very good for a while now. Lately he’s gotten worse and one night we were sure he wouldn’t make it to the next morning. Surprisingly he did, thanks to a prayer, and he’s been slowly getting a little better. He’s still got a long ways to go but we’re happy he’s improving.
We have a broody hen so I decided to put some turkey eggs under her to see if she will hatch them. The turkey hen is building a clutch and I’m hoping she will start sitting soon. Maybe the 3rd time is a charm? Unfortunately Neville isn’t doing very well anymore… so sad! My mom has a neat container garden so I decided to give you a little tour of her set up.