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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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BUSY AT HARVEST

Wow, the time sure flies! 

We are in the middle of harvest and it seems everything is coming around at once. We have been haying as well as canning the garden. Yes, these things happen on all homesteads and all homesteaders are busy this time of the year. 

Instead of sitting down and writing…

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FULL SPEED AHEAD.

Hello everyone,

We have been having a busy start off on the homestead this year. I can't remember if I mentioned that we bought a cheap greenhouse to see how well one will serve here before we go to building one. Needless to say we lost our first batch of tomatoes in it when we had a late deep fr…

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JUST SAYING

I was in the store the other day with my wife restocking some things we were low on and I was noticing the stores shelves weren’t anywhere near as full as they were a couple weeks ago. I noticed there was no flour on the shelves, but for some reason the sugar and salt shelves were full.  Except the …

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WILL WE HAVE FOOD SHORTAGES?

Hello Everyone,

 We Continue to pray you are all fine and doing well through this unprecedented time in our lives. Much is in play as our economy has been shut down in so many ways with a whopping 22,000,000 or more people unemployed.

What I have been concerned about and have also put much th…

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

We hope and pray you are all doing well through these trying times. Today we are making bread and rolls, this gives me some time to reflect on things while the dough rises.

Pandemics have come and gone since man has walked the Earth. One of the things I seem to see when reading not only about thi…

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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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