Monthly Archives: October 2014

Fortune Favors the Bold, Especially on Halloween

The weather here this evening was in the mid 30’s and a rain/snow mix was blowing sideways. Throughout the day, my wife and I had talked about whether or not I needed to take the older kids trick or treating … Continue reading

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Free?

I have been finding that when you are open to it, free things have a way of finding you.  A friend of mine had some trees cut down last year, and the wood stacked under his deck.  He asked if … Continue reading

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Trapping

This post is about legally trapping animals during a legal season.  If know you aren’t going to like this post, I suggest you not read it.  If you don’t like hunting, I suggest not reading.  I will not engage in … Continue reading

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Little Projects

Over the past few weeks I have gotten a lot of little projects completed. Nothing huge and worthy of a post on their own, so I figured I would lump them together into one post. Before our fall party I … Continue reading

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Frosty Sheep

This morning there was a good amount of frost covering the ground. As I surveyed the Homestead I noticed that not only had it covered the ground, but all of the sheep had a layer of frost on their backs. … Continue reading

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Ram Ramming and Ripped Pants

So somehow a cup got into the sheep’s pen over the weekend and rather than leave it there I decided I was going to go in and get it.  I decided that I should probably bring my crook with me, … Continue reading

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Success!

All those long and late nights in the barn after everyone else was asleep, moving and organizing all of our “stuff” was well worth it.  We had our annual fall party on Sunday and it was, as far as I … Continue reading

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Final Push

I have been trying to get the last things done for the party. To that end my mother in law came over and watched the littler kids while I got some things done. There was a small amount of chainsaw … Continue reading

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We Lost a Hen

Late this morning Homestead Boy #2 came inside exclaiming that there was a dead chicken in the coop. I grabbed some gloves and headed to check things out. Sure enough, there was a dead hen in the middle of the … Continue reading

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Heat

In that crate is 346 pounds of fire breathing, back breaking, house warmth for this winter. Who wants to help me get it into place once I build the surround?

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