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Full Homestead Update and Is Raising Turkeys Really Worth It? Week 34 2018

Is raising turkeys worth it for us? Well, to find out the answer you’ll just have to watch…

I’m finally getting my life back in sync after the fair so I thought I’d give you an update of the homestead and after this, hopefully get back to normal vlogging schedule.

Preserving Eggs For Winter, Growing Potatoes In Laundry Baskets, I Feel Like I Won the Lottery & More! Week 31

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 Snowed But It’s Warm In the Greenhouse, Transplanting Seedlings and More! Week 16 2018

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!

Getting the Pigs Set Up, Cattle Panel Greenhouse Update and More! Week 15 2018

It’s a windy day here in Kansas! Just thought I’d give you an update on the cattle panel greenhouse and how it’s holding up in all this Kansas wind!

The pig feeder has rusted out on the bottom otherwise it’s in good shape. We don’t want to buy a new one so we figured out a way to fix it. Now it will get us through this season, and hopefully more!

Today is the first day of the season to milk our goat. We shared with the pig… but she wasn’t so sure about it.

Celebrating 6 Years On the Homestead, New Rabbit Kits and More! Week 45

We’re fixing a pot of chili to celebrate our 6th year of homesteading. Join me as I make chili and talk about how this last year has been.
If you’re interested in reading about our move, click here.

Our last bunny had her kits and we get our wood burning stove installed in our shop.

In this video we show you all our board games and how we store them, plus we point out some of our favorites.

The day we’ve been waiting for is here… the new bunnies were born.

Halloween Fun, Preparing for Winter, and Winter Chores Are Short and Easy Now! Week 44

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.

Join us while we carve our pumpkin!

Going To A Poultry Auction, How To Make Dilly Beans, How Much It Cost To Grow Our Own Meat & More! Week 39

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.