Tag Archives: life on the homestead

We’re Doing Vlogmas! A Video Every Day Till Christmas! Week 49 2018

Just a little randomness about the goats, Ollie, our strange choice of Vlogmas topics and how we really need to make an effort to support local businesses.

This video is about how to can turkey broth using a Carey Smart Canner. There is some confusion when it comes to venting time because a lot of people mistake the E10 count down as venting time but it’s not. In this video I explain why.

I’m getting a big pot of turkey broth started, we’re taking the dog to the vet, and I’m getting my hair permed.. whew, what a long day!

The dog: “Merry Christmas!”
Us: “Eeewww… No THANKS!”

I joined a collaboration by Rose over at Wholesome Roots where we talk about 5 reasons why we homestead.

Our buck is finally old enough to breed, so the kids decided it was time to introduce him to the does. We should be having new kits by the New Year!

It’s that time of the year when leaves have been raked, bagged and put out by the curb for pickup. They make an excellent free mulch to add to the garden, so we’re wanting to gather as many bags as we can before the city workers pick them up. It’s always tricky to gather enough free mulch to cover our garden, so getting this trailer full is all I want for Christmas!

Results of My Egg Storing Experiment, Garden Experiments, Halloween and More! Week 44 2018

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!