Autumn Rush

Autumn Rush

Last year I posted that I had thought starting a homesteading blog in Autumn was a bad idea because there wouldn’t be much going on. No gardens were being planted, no animals were being born, nothing was growing, it seemed like there was a dearth of subject material to blog about. I found it to be the contrary: Autumn was a bad time to blog because there’s too much going on! There just isn’t the time to focus on the…

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Story Time

Story Time

We give a lot of updates here, but we don’t tell many stories. I think perhaps we should add in a few more stories for the sake of humor, because who doesn’t want a laugh? To set the stage, we have skunks around us. To really set the stage, we have a lot of skunks around us. Animal Control will come and remove a skunk for $15, but we’ve seen how quickly new skunks move in after the current resident…

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One Year of Homesteading

One Year of Homesteading

Well, it’s official. October marks one year since we started this blog. To be sure, we moved here last June, but it wasn’t until about now in 2016 that we started getting down to business with homesteading. We’ve learned quite a bit in this past year’s time. Reading will only get you so far; as much as I’d like to think that I know it all because I have Professor Google by my side, we’ve found that books and the…

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A Note About Bird Wings

A Note About Bird Wings

The ducks are almost done with their molt. And by that I mean while they have finished growing out their wing feathers, they just haven’t resumed laying yet. We don’t do freedloaders around here; it’s definitely time for them to get on their game. Meanwhile, our chickens and turkeys had their wings clipped. We separated the poultry from the goats and put them in their own pen. For some reason, while the ducks were more than willing to comply, the…

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Food Foraging

Food Foraging

Steve and I read a lot of blogs and belong to quite a few online groups and forums related to homesteading. Interestingly, only a few of them mention foraging. I don’t know why more people don’t take advantage of foraging.  Maybe it makes people think of spending hours in the woods, searching out roots and odd greens, or invokes images those guys on Survivor eating bugs and half rotten fruit?  In reality, it just means picking food from an uncultivated…

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