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Selling Our Mini Rex Rabbits, Camp Out Fun and More! Week 23 2018

We ended our camp out with a good old breakfast over the campfire, then in the evening we did a little work in the garden.

It’s our first camp out of the season and no better way than to start it out with a sticky marshmallow mess!

Well, after much debating we decided to sell the Mini Rex rabbits. Here’s why…

Turkeys Hatched, the Go Kart Is Complete and More! Week 22 2018

After doing some thinking we decided our turkey poults would be better off being raised by their mama. So now they’re all back together once again.

Dylan got the go kart finished so we test it out. Also, a turkey update…. did the egg hatch?

The garden has become a weedy disaster so now it’s time to change up my plan.

We checked on our turkey hen and her poults and we found a surprise!

Our turkeys are finally here and now we have more turkeys than we know what to do with.

Turkeys Are About To Hatch, Easy DIY Goat Shelter, Companion Planting and More! Week 21 2018

Turkey hen has shifted and is sitting differently on her nest… maybe her eggs are hatching!

Our turkey hen is diligently setting on her nest. Are there any signs they’ll be hatching soon?

There has been a couple of things that I’ve been wanting to get done for a while… so today is the day to get them done!

We’re moving our buck to a bigger pasture. He needed a shelter so we made an easy, cheap temporary shelter for him… nothing too fancy.

We had a busy day with lots of places to go. One of the things we did was go to the Sunflower Hot Air festival in Anthony, Ks in hopes of watching them fly hot air balloons.

Just getting some planting done and trying to plant according to what grows best together.

How to Can Chicken, Garden Update, Why We Kept One Turkey and More! Week 20 2018

Why did we decide to keep chance? Watch and find out…

The tomatoes aren’t looking so great so it’s time to get them planted. Dylan’s been doing more work on his go cart and it’s starting to take shape.

Just a little update on what’s growing in the garden. Also, we’re trying to figure out the best approach to getting the garden ready for planting.

In this video I’m canning some chicken from the meat birds we raised….

Finally, We Got Rain! We’re Harvesting Beans and More! Week 38

The hard work of planting our fall beans has paid off and we have lots of beans to pick!

Finally! We have rain headed our way, which is awesome because we really need it. Our mission is to get chores done and get back to the house before it rains….will we make it?

Got a late on the day so the kids started chores while I got lunch going. In the afternoon the kids detail Dylan’s car and Brooke gives some tips on getting rid of tough dirt spots on vinyl.

We Go to the State Fair, Get New Rabbits, Can Dry Beans and More! Week 36

Brooke chooses the rabbits she wants and we spend the rest of the day walking around the Kansas state fair.

We quickly get our chores done and update you on a few things. Next we head to the Kansas State Fair!

It’s a little bit of this and a little bit of that… the kids craft funky flowers, I make tomato sauce and chicken broth and the kids finish up the rabbit coop.

In this video I show you how I can dry beans, plus I also show how to can pork and beans.

A Fall Garden, A Fairy Garden, and A Storm That Damaged Our Gardens Week 31

Finally we got some much needed rain! Unfortunately, with that rain came a storm that left us with some damage. Looking at the positive side, everyone is fine, all the animals are fine, and that’s all that matters.

I’ve been busy getting tomatoes canned and have fallen behind on editing and getting videos out. Plus I’m tired so… here’s an update with lots of randomness mixed in.

It’s a busy day… we’re getting our fall crops planted and getting tomatoes canned.

Preparing to plant fall beans, picking tomatoes, weeding, pulling up the plastic… so many things to get done in the garden!

Miley got supplies to make a fairy garden for her birthday. Due to being busy, we’re just now getting it all set up. She’s been having so much fun with it, but the thing she loves the best is creating new things for it.

Just trying to get caught up in the garden from being busy with the fair. The tomatoes are coming on, everything needs to be picked… so much to do and so little time.

Preparing For the Fair! Week 29

It’s the day before the fair starts and we’re getting the goats groomed and ready for show. Plus we’re rounding up everything else that we need to remember to take.

The county fair is getting close and we’re almost ready! Miley showed her cat at the hand pets show today. We’re getting last minute details done on projects and gathering produce entries from the garden.

We’re trying to get the goats to lead better before Miley takes them to the fair. One does great… the other… well, she won’t walk even if we offered her oats. 😉

How To Milk A Goat, First Strawberry Harvest, Homegrown Meal and More! Week 21 2017

The kids planted flowers and we snacked on strawberries… it was a lovely day until we had an encounter with an angry snake.

We added salt to the pool as it continued to fill. The kids volunteered to get in and stir the water so the salt would dissolve faster… brrr! I finished up planting the garden… well, almost!

It’s that exciting time of the year when the homestead starts producing and little by little we are able to harvest more of our own food. Today we has our first almost completely homegrown meal of the year.

Today I picked strawberries and was surprised to find how many there were! I also got some much needed gardening done.

Miley had to do a project for a 4H meeting, so she did this video to demonstrate how to milk a goat.