Monthly Archives: November 2014

Dealing with the Aftermath

Saturday was spent trying to get back to normal.  I spent the morning cleaning up after the butchering that was done yesterday and packaging up the things that needed to go into the garbage.  I still have a skin I … Continue reading

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An Unplanned Friday

After the events of late Thanksgiving night, I had several things that needed to get done on Friday that were not planned.  Going forward I will be referring to George as the sheep, moving from the mindset of pet to … Continue reading

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A Blessed Thanksgiving That Ends in Homestead Tradgedy

The day started out with me getting up early to head out to my tree hoping to get a deer.  I didn’t see a thing, but as always it was good sitting in a tree in nature, even if it … Continue reading

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Small Improvement, Huge Difference

Sometimes it is a small thing that can make all the difference in the world. On our barn we have two barn doors that swing open. During the day when they are closed they are held closed simply by friction, … Continue reading

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Homesteader’s Gift Guide

Jill over at theprairiehomestead.com created a homesteader’s gift guide.  I thought the cheese making kits were pretty cool.  I’m more into Tractor Supply gift cards, hay, knives, and flashlights, but she has some pretty cool ideas as well. Check it … Continue reading

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Howling Outside My Door

All afternoon and evening there has been this ominous, eerie, and persistent howling coming from outside. I haven’t heard the coyotes for quite some time, and that isn’t the type of howling about which I’m talking. A weather front passed … Continue reading

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Finally in a Tree

Bow hunting season opens up here October 1, gun season November 15. I had not yet hunted this year. I finally got into a tree tonight. I hope to make it out again in the morning.

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Adding to the Orchard and a Vineyard is Born

A few weeks back I ordered a few apple trees and a couple grape vines. The expected ship date was more than a week before we were supposed to leave on our trip. As fate would have it, the shipment … Continue reading

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Road Trip!

I am one of those crazy people who doesn’t like to post anything about my current location on any social media.  Where I am, and by logical reasoning, where I am not is something I avoid making public.  It just … Continue reading

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Chasing Quail, and It’s Good to be Back

We just got back from a week long vacation that included lots of driving.  I will be posting on that soon, but I quickly wanted to tell you about what happened this evening when we got back.  I went to … Continue reading

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