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WHAT WE SHOULD LEARN AND WHAT WE SHOULD DO NEXT

As pictures of empty store shelves are posted all over social-media all over America, it should be teaching us a lesson about not having enough stored at home. 

Hang on, were hordes of selfish American’s really squirreling away 90 or 100 rolls of toilet paper? As the panic subsides, I think the …

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RUN ON STORES.

We kind of knew the run on stores would happen. But toilet paper?  I was surprised to see toilet paper being the first items to vanish from stores. I guess most folks are better off food wise than I ever thought they were. But then, are they buying something they know they will use up to feel good a…

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TIME TO GET READY FOR THE COMING SEASON.

Hello Everyone,

Our seeds are on the way and we're back to the huge garden again. We are looking forward to spring but it's only March and we know all to well how bipolar March can be. This years plans are big and it is contingent on the help we are promised this season. Our next move is a portab…

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IT CAN BE SCARY IF YOU'RE NOT PREPARED

For many years allot of homesteaders and preppers have been holding to the same tune. The message being: " Be prepared for whatever might come to disrupt the system. It seems not only do we have a virus on the loose we have a world economic situation brewing because of it. In reality if you don't ge…

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THE HOMESTEAD IS MOVING AHEAD, BUT WERE 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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IT'S WORTH IT EVEN IN THE GOOD TIMES.

 

In the past couple years, it has been noticed by other groups as well as our group on Facebook, have succumb to very few people participating. Unless they are promoting their you tube channel in hopes of getting to a degree where they are getting income from it.

The consensus seems to be t…

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New Pages to our site

Good Day Everyone,

I have decided to make another change on our web page. If you look in the page index at the top of the site page you will find two new pages, on Garden and the other Livestock. This is where I will put our Garden and Livestock information. This way I can keep the news page for ou…

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Welcome 2020

Hello everyone, we are hoping you all had a wonderful holiday season and welcome you to our homestead in 2020. It looks like it will be a busy year on the homestead this year, and we have already made some changes that many of you may not be aware of. We have closed our e mail group as of the first …

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Another Winter Arrives.

Good Morning Everyone,

Another winter is upon us, we have already had snow, but a warm front came and gave us rain and melting temperatures.  But as is normal here in the North East, cold temperatures have returned and another 6 inches of snow has fallen. The tractor is warming up right now in pr…

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Another Fall Is Here.

 I have to admit, my Father was right when I was a youngster. He used to say wait until you are my age and you'll understand. I wish he were still here so I could tell him that I do. 

The summer went by way to fast and we find ourselves in another colder than normal November, We have had tempe…

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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…

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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 …

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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…

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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 …

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