web analytics

Tag archives for Homesteading

Homesteading

How to Render Pig Fat

How to render pig fat you ask? You didn't? Let me share anyway because you never know when you will need to. Wilbur and Mabel lived a good life complete with back scratches, sprays with the hose on hot days, and lots of goat milk as treats. Well, all good things must come to an end and that end was the butcher making a house call. Not going to lie, it was pretty cool, and…
But wait! There's more ~~>
Prepping

Eggs-actly What to do with all of those Easter Eggs

Easter is less than a week away. Usually with Easter comes eggs. Hardboiled to make deviled eggs. Maybe your family dyes eggs. Regardless they are popular this time of year. Did you know there was a way to dye Easter without that little kit from the grocery store. Jessica at 104Homestead shares egg-sactly (see what I did there) how to do just that in her post How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally She also has…
But wait! There's more ~~>

Homesteading

Raising Chickens 101

So you want to raise chickens. Here are a few tips to get you started. Then go over to my post about the 5 Things I learned AFTER Getting Chickens. You're welcome, in advance, for saving you a ton of trouble. #1 Is it Legal If you are in the country, like we are, then you are probably fine. If you are in the suburbs, and you want to raise a couple of chicks in…
But wait! There's more ~~>
Homesteading

5 Things I didn’t Know Until I got Dairy Goats

We learned a lot from having dairy goats. We learned they weren't for us after about 18 months. They are Stubborn Goats are incredibly stubborn. This last fall, Jazz, our Nubian, had in her head she wasn't going to go back to her pen after being milked. She dug in her hooves and ! I listed them both on Craigslist soon after that. Well. Apparently we are supposed to have goats because they didn't sell…
But wait! There's more ~~>

The Tuttle Twins - a child's foundation of freedom

Homesteading

City Girl to Country Girl

A week doesn't go by that I don't say to myself "Twelve years ago I never would " Usually it is something along the lines of "Twelve years ago I never would have thought to get chickens" or "I would never go on a quad ride up a mountainside." This could be titled never say never, I suppose. "Twelve years ago I wouldn't NOT help with a goat in labor." Today was "Do I write…
But wait! There's more ~~>
Homesteading

When Homesteading isn’t Glamorous

This homesteading thing. The glory of being self sufficient. It is not for the faint of heart. My friend put it like this: "Everyone loves spring and the new life it brings to the farm. Things are turning green, babies are being born, chicks chirping and everyone is feeling good that we made it through another winter. What we don't talk about much though is when things go wrong. Behind all the fun stories of…
But wait! There's more ~~>
Homesteading

Building a Greenhouse

The Principal and the kids built me a Greenhouse. This is homeschooling at it's finest. Math. PE Quality time. (Ok this isn't a class, but still good for the soul) They remembered what the plumb line was from seeing it at Mount Rushmore. This was great in helping to keep everything square. Even Samantha the Wonder Dog helped. Here is the inside after it was finished. I can't wait to get planting this year! The…
But wait! There's more ~~>
Homesteading

5 Things I Learned AFTER Getting Chickens

My list of things I didn't know until I got chickens. Compost Material They poop. A lot. Which really probably isn't an issue, except in winter, when they do it at your front door. Because we have a sidewalk to the garage that is where they like to hang out most of the winter. I suppose we could quit shoveling the snow, but then we'd have to deal with snow. (This is where I was…
But wait! There's more ~~>
Homesteading

10 Preppers & Homesteaders to Follow on Pinterest

In no particular order: Visit MomwithaPrep's profile on Pinterest. Visit Kathy, The Chicken ChickĀ®'s profile on Pinterest. Visit Food Storage Moms's profile on Pinterest. Visit EQUIP2SURVIVE's profile on Pinterest. Visit Preparedness Mama's profile on Pinterest. Visit Survival Life's profile on Pinterest. Visit PREPARED HOUSEWIVES's profile on Pinterest. Visit Backdoor Survival's profile on Pinterest. Visit PREP - Personal Readiness Education Programs, LLC's profile on Pinterest. Visit PreppersPost's profile on Pinterest. A Bonus: Me, of course: Visit…
But wait! There's more ~~>
12