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IT'S FALL ON THE HOMESTEAD.

Hello Everyone, 

I got a question the other day about why my homestead wasn't as fancy as others they see on You Tube. I honestly got a kick out of the question until I realized you do see allot of homesteads there that look pretty fancy for someone living on a homestead. There are plenty of rea…

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KEEPING ON

I wish I knew how many times I have sat at this keyboard and started to type something and wonder where to go with it. Today is another one of those days, I have written about many things over the years about the homestead, gardening, animals, heating and cooking with wood along with economic hardsh…

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AMERICAN HOUSEHOLDS.

Today's American households are non-producing households.

The idea of a contained family economy is long forgotten as well as the skills to sustain that family economy. The average American household is now a consumer based closed economic system. This consumer-based system is not sustainable and…

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RANT

OK, this is no longer even funny nor is it debatable. The cost of food and fuel has gone through the roof and there is no end in sight. They claim an 8.7% inflation rate but let’s not be fooled most everything is doubled which makes a 100% increase and fuel is up some 400%. If everything averaged ou…

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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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BEING PREPARRED.

Being prepared for emergencies doesn't have to break the bank. Normally weather is predicted and one can prepare to some degree ahead of time, other times things hit us unexpectedly. This past December we had a prediction of 8 to 12 inches of snow coming of coarse most everyone went along business a…

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MORE RAMBLING AND GOINGS ON.

I have to admit, I have been ignoring the news since the elections. Politics kind of winds me up, but I do check in from time to time. Times are definitely changing. As far as a stimulus goes, I'm not sure any longer what to think, our country is around $28 trillion in debt now, another 1.9 tril…

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SAVING AND EARNING ON THE HOMESTEAD.

We can always be assured that spring will come, and we need to be ready. One thing I have learned in the past couple of years to help me stay focused is to keep a running To Do list. My wife bought me one for a couple of dollars last year and I leave it on my desk in sight so I don't forget to use i…

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TIME TO PLAN THE GARDEN AND RAMBLE.

 Something I have learned over the years is spring comes at a different time for everyone. For me to tell anyone when to plant isn’t something for me to do. What I prefer to do is encourage people to look at the seed catalogs they are getting by the dozens in the mail right now and think as big as y…

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LATE FALL RETURNS ON THE HOMESTEAD

As the temperature gets colder we continue to prepare for the coming of winter.  This winter looks as though we will all have a challenge, Covid 19 has begun its cold weather return and the news continues to report and cause all to focus on this menace. In many places communities seem to be coming a…

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ANOTHER FALL ON THE HOMESTEAD

Another busy season on the homestead, Yes spring, summer and fall all have their projects to complete, many times fall is the one that doesn't get completed because by this time you could get snow in almost any amount at any time. We have finished digging our potatoes, our new wood shed is being con…

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