Our Second Year with Bees!

Our Second Year with Bees!

Three weeks ago I opened my bee hive for the first time this season. I had seen activity in the hive and knew that they were at least alive, but I didn’t know the condition of the hive. I don’t have the best track record…

The Breakfast Burger

The Breakfast Burger

Sometimes I get a craving for a burger, sometimes that craving comes first thing in the morning. When you’re when your’e feeling hungry for some meaty, bacony, breakfast goodness– cereal just won’t do. I was feeling that the other day! I wanted a burger, not…

The Breakfast Skillet

The Breakfast Skillet

My husband is one good cook! Here is a post he wrote up of a recipe he likes to make that utilizes the potatoes that we grow here on the farm! So here in Dave’s words….. One of the beauties of cooking in a cast…

Homesteading During Quarantine

Homesteading During Quarantine

How’s everyone’s Quarantine 2020 going? Around here life is still puttering right along. Although we have been largely unaffected by the shut down and coronavirus, things are still a little different for us too. All of a sudden we have become the most famous people…

Farming in Winter

Farming in Winter

Farming in winter is tough! Some days it seems like it’s just not worth it. Can the animals just find their own food so I don’t have to brave the cold today?

Merry Christmas from the Farm

Merry Christmas from the Farm

Today we woke up to a white Christmas. It was beautiful. It was exactly what our oldest son had been hoping for, our animals? Not so much. We had a great morning watching the magic of Christmas unfold for our 3 crazy monkeys (our children),…

Meal Planning: Making Life a Little Simpler

Meal Planning: Making Life a Little Simpler

You do it every day, but yet the question still remains… What do I make for dinner? This is often the scene at my house: it is 4:30 (or 5:00, possibly even 6:00 some days) and I am asking myself the same question I have…

Being My Goat’s Midwife

Being My Goat’s Midwife

We knew baby goats were on the way but we didn’t know how fast they would come! What a wild ride! Over the weekend we more than doubled our herd from 4 to 10 goats! These babies are so sweet!

A Foul Faceoff-Chickens or Ducks? Which is better on a small homestead?

A Foul Faceoff-Chickens or Ducks? Which is better on a small homestead?

Our whole farming enterprise all began with bringing home 8 chicks. Chickens that is. We brooded them in the garage and built them a coop and kept 6 hens on our 1/8 of an acre. A small flock was perfect for what we had back…

Raising Baby Ducks

Raising Baby Ducks

Raising baby ducks is not for the faint of heart, or gag reflex! Unless it is summer time and you can keep those cute fluffy quackers outside from day one, don’t try to brood ducks. We had inherited 6 ducks when we moved out to…