We’ve been busy all week at the fair, so I decided I’d give you a little update about what’s been going on. We’re going to be going out of town for one more night then we’ll be back on the homestead. We’ve got lots to tell you about and lots of stuff to be done!! We’ll be getting back to our normal routine here on the homestead so be sure to check back for upcoming videos.
My mom has a very beautiful container garden. This year she experimented with growing potatoes in laundry baskets. How did this experiment work out? Well… you’ll just have to watch and see….
Since we have such an abundance of eggs right now I decided to see if I could preserve them for this winter when our hens quit laying.
It’s been a while since we’ve shown you some of our animals so today we’re taking you along as we do our morning chores.
We have hard, clay soil here. I’ve been working for several years to build up the soil in my garden and have come a long way. I just need something that will give it that extra boost and I think I found it.
Most of our seed sprouted and have grown enough that we need to get them transplanted.
We had snow and freezing temps but it was cozy warm inside our cattle panel greenhouse… actually it was a little too warm!
We finally got some snow and that made someone pretty happy!
Since we down sized and rearranged our animals for winter, our chores are short and easy now.
We made a few more preparations for winter and now have all the animals tucked in where they need to be. Fences are fixed, hay is stock piled… so we’re ready for winter whether we want it to come or not!
We’re having lovely weather so it’s the perfect time to get out and make preparations for winter before it gets colder.
It’s Halloween and we’re getting all our work done so we can go trick-or-treating out and about on the town.
Winter is fast approaching so I’m planning out how we’ll arrange the animals to make chores easier during the cold months.
We picked our pork up from the processor today and got our freezer stocked. So, how much meat did we get from 2 pigs and what did it cost?
We’ve been interested in seeing what the poultry auction in our area is like. Since we’re downsizing for the fall, we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to go. Let’s just say… it was an adventure!
In this video I show you how simple it is to make Dilly Beans.
We’re celebrating being here on the farm for five years. I thought I’d share my great grandfather’s story, from a newspaper article he wrote, of his journey here and how he claimed the land we now live on.
We started out the day with our usual chores. Got a batch of apple butter started and chicken canned. The turkeys keep following Miley around and she’s a little weirded out by it because she’s not sure of their intentions.
Cutting butter into flour is always a lot of work to me. In fact I usually put off making anything that involves having to cut butter into flour. Just ask my husband how long it’s been since I’ve made him a pie… yep, he’ll tell ya it’s been longer than a year. Continue reading →