Year: 2018

Homesteading

August 22, 2018

I love the creativity in small farms/homesteads!  I just finished building this pig hut.  Please see the new tab I have created with the name Pig Equipment.  I will be working on the waterer next.  The tab includes instructions, additional picture in progress, as well as where you can find the idea I got from […]

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August 8, 2018

I am so proud of us for all of the preserved harvest this year!  Our pantry looks lovely with all the fresh, chemical free food that we have to last us until next year, and to think it is not even over!  Our favorite tools this year have been: 1) Again, the fish fryer on […]

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July 22, 2018

Life is so good and busy here on the farm in our busy season.  Almost to busy to get to the blog. . . Farm Maintenance continues.  We finished painting the flat bed trailer and wiring it for new lights!  Yay!  This is the first time it has had working lights since we got it.  […]

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June 29, 2018

Busy times.  The garden is in full swing.  We have already picked and processed some Roma beans.  Of course the planting has continued with the okra and sweet potatoes being the last additions.  Cucumbers are coming in, and tomatoes will be coming shortly.  We have picked blueberries both our at our place and at our […]

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DIY Japanese lantern for $8

I was determined to have a Japanese lantern by the frog pond near our gardens, but would not spend the hundreds of dollars it would cost, so with a lot of sweat equity and about $8, I have my lantern. I have a rock pillar for it to go on that was dug out from […]

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May 26, 2018

We have a renegade steer we call Houdini.  He keeps popping the staples on the fence and jumping on it to escape the fence.  Of course, the first place he goes is my flower bed/kitchen garden.  This time I marked him with some purple paint to secure locating him again when it is time to […]

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May 17, 2018

Man.  Life is moving fast.  My youngest daughter got through graduation and within a week accepted her first after college position!  Woo hoo!  Next thing you know we are driving down to her place to pack her and her husband up.  Horse trailers sure do come in handy!  And we don’t even have a horse. […]

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May 3, 2018

New chicks arrived today at the post office.  We got Cornish Cross to try this time, along with some black Australorps to replenish our egg layers.  To keep the chicks from getting out of the chicken tractor, we had to block the front and back sides at the bottom with cardboard.  We love our 4 […]

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April 18, 2018

Making progress on the farm.  We added another metal carport to build a section of the barn without animals for hay storage and a sink area.  We will add sides soon to keep out the rain, but may leave the end open for ease in moving hay in and out with the tractor.  We got […]

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March 18, 2018

Beets, spinach, carrots Sunflower seeds and potatoes Life is normally good, but this weekend it has been over the top good!!  Oh my goodness, I just love having a bright sunshiny St. Patrick’s Day when we plant our potatoes and cool season crops!  So this weekend we planted 5 rows of potatoes and Black Oil […]

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