My divorce is now final and a new chapter in my life is beginning. Due mostly to financial reasons, I decided to not keep our home. We moved in with my mom, so we are still living here on the homestead. So now what?
When life gives you challenges, sometimes you really have to look deep to find the tomatoes in your life. For us, our search has lead us to many tomatoes to be thankful for.
Well, it’s been a while since we’ve made any new videos. There’s been a lot of changes going on in our life recently. It’s been a rough year for us but we are optimistic for the future.
We finally got our new garden fence in and are so excited! We love the way it turned out and our layout will be so much more convenient. Now all we need to do is start planting!
Christmas is sneaking up on us fast! So much to do and so little time! Dylan came out and brought his gifts, so Miley and Brooke try to figure out what he got them.
The kids check the rabbits to see if they can tell if they are pregnant and we check the goats to see if we can tell if they’re close to kidding. What do we think? Well, you’ll just have to watch…
Join us while we decorate gingerbread houses!
Why do I have 2 pitchforks that I’m using? I don’t really have an answer to that, but one thing we know for sure is that no pitchfork goes unused.
It’s one of those days, ya know, the kind where you start out behind and are rushing the whole day.
In this video we show you how we build an easy, affordable hay feeder that would work for goats, sheep or calves.
We gave the goats an early Christmas present and built a little goat hut for the goat kids to stay warm in once they are born. What did we give the goats for Christmas? Well.. you’ll just have to watch…
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!
A missing cat, pregnant goats, a snowball fight… it’s another day on the homestead but this time it’s hard to be happy when a special pet goes missing. Luckily it ends happily so you’ll want to stick around to the end because you won’t want to miss this emotion filled reunion.
Just all of the simple joys playing in the snow with your big brother can bring.
Just a little walk a round the homestead to capture some of the beauty on this cold, blustery winter day.
It’s cold outside so I’m trying what I can to keep the tomatoes going for as long as possible.
In this video we show you the basics on what we feed our goats.
We had a request to show you our cockatiels, plus Miley thought it would be fun to show you all our pets. She also shares “The Rules of the Cats” which is a list of rules she wrote from a cat’s perspective. Leaf clean up is starting so we ran to town to collect bags of leave to mulch next year’s garden.
Spent the afternoon doing maintenance on the greenhouse and starting some lettuce seeds.
Another fun and successful fair has come to an end. It’s been a great week filled with fun and memories but boy are we tired. How tired? Well, our chicken says it all……
What a beautiful and fun day on the homestead! We decided to hurry up and get our fall planting done before it gets too late. Hopefully it’s not! Brooke says Dylan is obviously not a farm boy. Why? Well… you’ll just have to watch.
Another day at the fair… it’s our 3rd time going! This time we’re going to drop off Miley’s rabbit and while we’re there we check in on her chicken and show you the results of poultry and photo judging.
We were surprised when we found our hen with chicks under her, then we were even more surprised when we found another hen hatching more chicks. Now that these chicks are growing, they surprised us once again…
The best memories are made when the family gets together.
The mosquitoes have been horrible here lately, in fact it seems like they’re worse than usual. We don’t like using chemical sprays so we’re looking for the best natural bug spray that actually works. If you have a great recipe that you don’t mind sharing, we’d really appreciate it.
Games, a Splatoon cake, a treasure hunt, swimming, fireworks and a campout… Happy 11th Birthday, Miley!