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On The Homestead.

Haying season has ended, and since we have had frost all except our carrots have been harvested.  The time to plant next years garlic is upon us and we are waiting for the ground to dry a little after the fall rains have soaked us.

I always look forward to bringing the haying equipment home, it…

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On Free Range

The August 1998 issue of the Angus Journal included a supplement titled Feeding Options.  In the supplement's first article, written by Troy Smith, there's an interesting line. For the ruminant animal, there's nothing more natural than range.  ("Range" means "large pasture.")  Just think about this …

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Pondering

With spring here and me waiting for the mud to dry up I have had some time to ponder, thinking God has been good to us on the homestead, after all we came here with limited knowledge of what it would really be like to make a living on a full-blown homestead. We came to an over grown patch of land th…

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What The Children Learn.

  Children will learn many life skills on a homestead. They will learn for one the feeding and caring for animals, and will no doubt make many of them pets. It really is something to see a child of 60 pounds leading a 1000-pound animal by a lead rope and have that huge animal be as gentile as a baby…

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We Left It Behind.

We have learned through life that most folks think they are looking out for your better good, but have no idea that their thought is really for themselves. Our life together has been very fulfilling to us, no not perfect but fulfilling none the less. when others keep their ideas of how life should b…

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Winter On The Homestead.

Winter on the homestead brings us to the season of enjoying the labors of spring, summer and autumn harvest. A time to enjoy the many foods we have put up along with the warmth of the wood we cut, blocked, hauled, split and stacked into the wood shed and is now crackling in the wood stove. A time to…

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BE A PRODUCER INSTEAD OF A CONSUMER.

 

 

Learn to make bread.

Make meals from scratch.

Find ways to produce your own energy.

Find ways to craft by hand instead of using power tools.

Grow your own vegetables and herbs.

Learn to save your seeds.

Raise a milk cow or goat depending on your room.

Raise livestoc…

Read more

Happy Thanksgiving

How can our hearts be anything other than filled with THANKSGIVING when we remember what God has done for each of us in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ?
 
It has become very clear this week , not because of the business of it all . There was and is much work in every …

Read more

There Is Always Something To Do

There is always something to do on the homestead. This year we have gone from near or early stages of drought to a 180° turn and having nothing but huge amounts of rain the garden has gone from dry to soaked walking down the rows will put you in mud up to your ankles. Yes some things are showing sig…

Read more

One Of My Ramblings

With harvest in full swing I have had some time to think while processing and canning our harvest and thinking God has been good to us on the homestead, after all we came here with limited knowledge of what it would really be like to make a living on a full-blown homestead. We came to an over grown …

Read more

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Welcome To Our News Page

On The Homestead.

Haying season has ended, and since we have had frost all except our carrots have been harvested.  The time to plant next years garlic is upon us and we are waiting for the ground to dry a little after the fall rains have soaked us.

I always look forward to bringing the haying equipment home, it…

Read more

On Free Range

The August 1998 issue of the Angus Journal included a supplement titled Feeding Options.  In the supplement's first article, written by Troy Smith, there's an interesting line. For the ruminant animal, there's nothing more natural than range.  ("Range" means "large pasture.")  Just think about this …

Read more

Pondering

With spring here and me waiting for the mud to dry up I have had some time to ponder, thinking God has been good to us on the homestead, after all we came here with limited knowledge of what it would really be like to make a living on a full-blown homestead. We came to an over grown patch of land th…

Read more

What The Children Learn.

  Children will learn many life skills on a homestead. They will learn for one the feeding and caring for animals, and will no doubt make many of them pets. It really is something to see a child of 60 pounds leading a 1000-pound animal by a lead rope and have that huge animal be as gentile as a baby…

Read more

We Left It Behind.

We have learned through life that most folks think they are looking out for your better good, but have no idea that their thought is really for themselves. Our life together has been very fulfilling to us, no not perfect but fulfilling none the less. when others keep their ideas of how life should b…

Read more

Winter On The Homestead.

Winter on the homestead brings us to the season of enjoying the labors of spring, summer and autumn harvest. A time to enjoy the many foods we have put up along with the warmth of the wood we cut, blocked, hauled, split and stacked into the wood shed and is now crackling in the wood stove. A time to…

Read more

BE A PRODUCER INSTEAD OF A CONSUMER.

 

 

Learn to make bread.

Make meals from scratch.

Find ways to produce your own energy.

Find ways to craft by hand instead of using power tools.

Grow your own vegetables and herbs.

Learn to save your seeds.

Raise a milk cow or goat depending on your room.

Raise livestoc…

Read more

Happy Thanksgiving

How can our hearts be anything other than filled with THANKSGIVING when we remember what God has done for each of us in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ?
 
It has become very clear this week , not because of the business of it all . There was and is much work in every …

Read more

There Is Always Something To Do

There is always something to do on the homestead. This year we have gone from near or early stages of drought to a 180° turn and having nothing but huge amounts of rain the garden has gone from dry to soaked walking down the rows will put you in mud up to your ankles. Yes some things are showing sig…

Read more

One Of My Ramblings

With harvest in full swing I have had some time to think while processing and canning our harvest and thinking God has been good to us on the homestead, after all we came here with limited knowledge of what it would really be like to make a living on a full-blown homestead. We came to an over grown …

Read more

View older posts »

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