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As the season progresses.

Haying season is here and first cut is done, this years challenge is to get enough hay in to take care of the cows we are keeping. The winter before last we let our bull go as I didn't want to keep a bull around anymore. Little did I know our cow doesn't come into heat every 28 days as she should, i…

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Springs is here.

Spring is here for us in Vermont, at least in my area. We have been building new fence for the pigs and the cows, some of the pigs have  been moved to the front yard where we want to plant potatoes next year. Pigs make wonderful garden plows and harrows and do a nice job bringing rocks to the surfac…

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From Adventure To Contentment.

I was asked one day about our lives homesteading from one of my caregivers at the cancer center in the past year. As I gave answers to her questions and told some of the many things we have done on the homestead. They looked at me and said, "Wow, you have lived and amazing life."  I honestly can't a…

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We All Need To Eat Better.

We all need to eat better, but the truth is there aren’t enough fruits and vegetables grown in America to make it possible. The U.S. food supply contains less than 60 percent of the vegetables required to meet recommended daily allowances, and less than half of the fruit. To change that, the U.S. wo…

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Hmm, The Hard Life?

Just what is the hard life? Is it leaving home to our 7:00 to 3:30 job in order to pay the bills? Is it living life in what we call roughing it? I think it is a good question to ponder and talk about.

I am guessing most would call how we live as homesteaders the hard life, I can't be sure if it is …

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It's Not Over Til It's Over

One thing I have learned in my years is winter drops an average amount of snow every year. This year is no different than any other. We either get it early, or it comes a little at a time throughout the winter or it does like it is doing now. Dumping on us at the end of the season. 

It really ne…

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Why We Should Raise Our Own.

It was discovered many years ago that the soil in America has been becoming more and more deficient in minerals as time passes. It is said that the soil in which the majority of our food is grown in has half the minerals it once had. What do you think happens to vegetables when grown in mineral defi…

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Is Homesteading Your Dream

Is homesteading your dream? More people are homesteading, and raising most of their food and some are making a living off their land. If you long to get off the 9-5 program and onto your own land, here are some of the important steps you have to take to pursue a life of freedom

Any farmer or home…

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Planning time.

Wow! Time does seem to pass without notice. I hadn't realized it has been this long since I have been here to post, I apologize for that. Wood cutting continues even though the weather isn't always co-operating. We have  brought a new bull home to finish raising as a breeder because I find A.I. to b…

Read more

Saving Diversity

I have been thinking about an article I read on livestock breeds going extinct, I am sure we can say the same about vegetation. Modern man’s Love of the almighty dollar is going to be our undoing. Greed with no thought for the future, in my opinion is worse than weapons of mass destruction. Future g…

Read more

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Welcome To Our News Page

As the season progresses.

Haying season is here and first cut is done, this years challenge is to get enough hay in to take care of the cows we are keeping. The winter before last we let our bull go as I didn't want to keep a bull around anymore. Little did I know our cow doesn't come into heat every 28 days as she should, i…

Read more

Springs is here.

Spring is here for us in Vermont, at least in my area. We have been building new fence for the pigs and the cows, some of the pigs have  been moved to the front yard where we want to plant potatoes next year. Pigs make wonderful garden plows and harrows and do a nice job bringing rocks to the surfac…

Read more

From Adventure To Contentment.

I was asked one day about our lives homesteading from one of my caregivers at the cancer center in the past year. As I gave answers to her questions and told some of the many things we have done on the homestead. They looked at me and said, "Wow, you have lived and amazing life."  I honestly can't a…

Read more

We All Need To Eat Better.

We all need to eat better, but the truth is there aren’t enough fruits and vegetables grown in America to make it possible. The U.S. food supply contains less than 60 percent of the vegetables required to meet recommended daily allowances, and less than half of the fruit. To change that, the U.S. wo…

Read more

Hmm, The Hard Life?

Just what is the hard life? Is it leaving home to our 7:00 to 3:30 job in order to pay the bills? Is it living life in what we call roughing it? I think it is a good question to ponder and talk about.

I am guessing most would call how we live as homesteaders the hard life, I can't be sure if it is …

Read more

It's Not Over Til It's Over

One thing I have learned in my years is winter drops an average amount of snow every year. This year is no different than any other. We either get it early, or it comes a little at a time throughout the winter or it does like it is doing now. Dumping on us at the end of the season. 

It really ne…

Read more

Why We Should Raise Our Own.

It was discovered many years ago that the soil in America has been becoming more and more deficient in minerals as time passes. It is said that the soil in which the majority of our food is grown in has half the minerals it once had. What do you think happens to vegetables when grown in mineral defi…

Read more

Is Homesteading Your Dream

Is homesteading your dream? More people are homesteading, and raising most of their food and some are making a living off their land. If you long to get off the 9-5 program and onto your own land, here are some of the important steps you have to take to pursue a life of freedom

Any farmer or home…

Read more

Planning time.

Wow! Time does seem to pass without notice. I hadn't realized it has been this long since I have been here to post, I apologize for that. Wood cutting continues even though the weather isn't always co-operating. We have  brought a new bull home to finish raising as a breeder because I find A.I. to b…

Read more

Saving Diversity

I have been thinking about an article I read on livestock breeds going extinct, I am sure we can say the same about vegetation. Modern man’s Love of the almighty dollar is going to be our undoing. Greed with no thought for the future, in my opinion is worse than weapons of mass destruction. Future g…

Read more

View older posts »

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