header photo

Sonlit Acres

Encouraging sustainable living

Blog posts : "General"


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…

Read more


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 …

Read more


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…

Read more


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…

Read more


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 …

Read more


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…

Read more


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…

Read more


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…

Read more


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…

Read more



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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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 …

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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


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

20 blog posts

Please donate

To help us keep this site going.