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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.

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….

Easy Pot Roast In A Jar, Garden Update and More! Week 6 2018

Today I take you along as I do chores and show you on how the garden is looking after adding all those leaves plus give you an update on what’s been going on.

We bought a small green house so that we could try growing some greens inside while it’s still cold outside. Gearing up to start seeds in a few weeks!!

In this video I show you how to make an easy pot roast meal in a jar (Ball recipe) with the Carey Smart Canner.

298 Bags of Leaves, Making Gingerbread Houses, Cute Bunnies and More! Week 48 2017

We brought some of our bunnies inside to clean their back ends because they had poop stuck to them. Nothing serious, we’ve been feeding them too many pellets and need to give more hay instead. While they were in, we just had to enjoy the cuteness, especially those chubby little bunny faces.

Yep.. crazy is the word on the homestead.

Join us for a live chat as we make gingerbread houses!

Once we got our huge load of leaves unloaded, we went back to town and got a 2nd load!

So we crammed that trailer full of leaves…. I think we’re finally getting somewhere!

Covering the Garden With Leaves and More! Week 46 2017

A pitchfork needle in the haystack… chores… unloading a big load of leaves… and Christmas at the park… it was a busy yet fun day on the homestead!

We’re gathering as many bags of leaves as we can find so that we can mulch every inch of our garden.

I’m wanting to get my garden completely mulched before winter. With the leaves falling I thought it would be a good time to start gathering as much as I can. To get enough is proving to be a lot harder than it seems.

We’re Getting the Garden Ready for Chickens!

It was a beautiful, spring-like day so what better way to spend the day than out in the garden. We’re working to convert the garden over to no till. First we plan to add a nice thick layer of mulch over the entire garden then put the chickens in there to help work the mulch and break it down.

I’m Thinking About Putting Chickens in the Garden

I’ve been watching Justin Rhodes’ channel and have been inspired to try putting the chickens in the garden. He uses his chickens to work up the soil and help beak down the mulch. I’m hoping to get them moved in with in the next couple weeks that way they will have plenty of time to get the garden ready by planting time.