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I THINK WE SAW THIS COMING.

I think we all knew that inflation was going to happen, our grocery money isn’t taking us as far as it used to. I know many times over the years I have warned folks about what I felt was to come, I honestly believe we have come to depend on cheap food without knowing the real cost behind it. With fu…

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WE HAVE LOST OUR CONNECTION.

We have lost our connection to the land and the know-how of our grandparents; we cannot in honesty remain separated from the land for long without disastrous results. We are a living organism and rely on other living organisms to survive. As our culture continues to distance itself from the natural …

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WHERE TO NOW?

It seems all we hear about these days are shortages and inflation, it is apparent to all of us as we shop that the store shelves have several empty spaces and the total at the register is over the top. Everything we buy is rising in price and it doesn’t look as if it will end any time soon. The pred…

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THE PROMISED PHOTOS

Here are a few photos of our new calf shortly after she was born, we'll have more as time goes on.

 

  

 

 

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NO EXPERT ON MONEY

I for one am no expert on money, other than to use it as a means of trade. I do know basic things, like spend within your means and Make saving for a rainy day a habit. But the past couple of years has had many people wondering about their future, to include my family.
 
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LOVE THAT SPRING TIME OF THE YEAR

Good morning everyone,

I love spring, the cows went out this morning in their small hold spots to graze while we wait for the pastured area to dry so we can put the fencing back up. Now that my animals are all tended to I have come in to have breakfast, then we'll move our chickens out to their s…

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THE HOMESTEAD IS MOVING AHEAD, BUT WE ARE WATCHING AND LISTENING

Hello Everyone, 

Things on the homestead are moving in the forward direction, our piglets are growing, the chickens continue to lay more eggs than we need and we are enjoying give some out to folks that can use some help. I bumped the cow yesterday and felt a little one in there, so we are antic…

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WHAT WE EAT COULD BE KILLING US.

To many of us are eating ourselves to death and don't even know it. Every day the food  we eat could very well be killing us at a slow pace, little by little without us even knowing we are doing it. It all starts with us believing the USDA, the FDA and the food industry have been protecting us from …

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MUD SEASON IS HERE.

The snow is almost gone and the mud has arrived, another mud season on the homestead marks the start of another season. We are still waiting on our new calf to be born, we have made arrangements to borrow a bull this summer since our new one was lost this past winter. What we can do around the yard …

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IT'S THAT SPRINGY TIME OF THE YEAR

I am a lover of winter and love everything about it with the exception of the winter rain storms that hit us every now and then. Early spring isn't my favorite, I dislike the wet days of rain and drizzle along with the mud of the melting snow. The snowmobiles that have been used for there winter wor…

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