Fox!

Fox!

All it takes is a moment for an illusion to be shattered. Since our homesteading adventures take place in suburbia, predator control has never been a concern of ours. Wolves, bears, bobcats… none of them live around here. Sure, we know smaller predators like skunks and raccoons are everywhere, but we’ve got a fence, right? Well, it’s all been an illusion that we’ve allowed ourselves to fall into. Today there was a fox in the pen with the animals. He…

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Muesli “Recipe”

Muesli “Recipe”

I have never enjoyed oatmeal. I can’t get it to my liking no matter what I do to it. It’s always one of two things: too bland or too sweet. For us, too sweet is out of the question as we’ve been avoiding processed sugars and the like with our whole foods journey. Oddly enough, I really enjoy muesli. Yes, muesli is more or less just cold oatmeal, but it’s so much more than that. It is a healthy, whole…

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Nothing Happening

Nothing Happening

I had the audacity to think this week that (in terms of farm/animals) “Huh. There’s really nothing happening this week!”  Well, the universe heard that and laughed.   This story actually starts a few weeks ago when we noticed a black cat running around our property. She (you’ll see how we know it’s a ‘she’ in a minute) was always busy, running here and there, never still. Sometime last week, we noticed she wasn’t hanging around any more.  A few…

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2017 Ruminations: Six Months In

2017 Ruminations: Six Months In

I can’t believe I’m saying this, but 2017 is already half over! This year is flying by, and as I think about these last 6 months I’m realizing that we’ve crammed a lot into that time. I’ve also been ruminating over our goals and considering all the things that we set out to do. I shared some of our goals for 2017 at the beginning of the year, and I wanted to share on the progress we’ve made on them….

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I’m All About the Goats

I’m All About the Goats

It always seems to me that most guys are all about fast cars, professional sports and toys – you know, boats, four wheelers, snowmobiles, that kind of thing. Frankly, I dislike cars for the rotten money pits that they are (I’ve more than once said that I was going to switch to using horses, and in the heat of the moment I’m not sure I was kidding.) Though I have enjoyed recreational activities like boating I’d rather spend the time paddling…

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