Monthly Archives: January 2015

Catholic Homesteading

This article was posted to The Catholic Gentleman, I enjoyed it so much I thought I should share it.  It is a long read, but well worth the time. http://www.catholicgentleman.net/2015/01/praise-catholic-homesteading/

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Missing Eggs

This fall and into winter we were getting very few eggs.  I know that when the light gets short hens lay less, but it was vexing to me.  Today when I was getting some hay for the sheep I found … Continue reading

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Homeschooling Breakthrough!

The better part of this year has been a challenge homeschooling.  Our oldest is pretty easy as he is a self motivator and wants to get through his work so that he can get on to what he wants to … Continue reading

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Cheese with Your Wine?

No seriously, would you like some cheese. I love cheese, and I love learning. So why not learn to make cheese? I plan to in about a month and a half. If you have any interest in joining me and … Continue reading

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Eggs

I haven’t mentioned much about the chickens lately except to say that I have been trying to keep them with liquid water.  They don’t much like the snow and prefer to stay in their coop.  The younger chickens I bought … Continue reading

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I Need a Support Group

I’d like to start this meeting by saying; Hi, my name is Homestead Dad, and I have a problem. It has been only six hours since I last purchased seeds. Here is my latest score. Some interesting ones in there … Continue reading

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I Can’t Help Myself

To be honest, I am not trying very hard, or at all to help myself.  Any time I go to the store I have to look.  There are too many beautiful pictures to be able to avert my eyes.  The … Continue reading

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The Beauty of the Cold

I will admit some of this extreme cold has bothered me.  But honestly, I wouldn’t have it any other way.  Without the cold, how can you appreciate the heat, and vice versa.  The other night I was reminded how beautiful … Continue reading

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Frigid Cold and Outdoor Animals

Today was a fairly productive day.  Despite the weather and single digit temps/wind chill I was able to get a lot of outdoor chores done while the baby was sleeping. The only outdoor animals I have had before this year … Continue reading

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Another Little Project, Huge Return

Just like adding the door handle to the barn doors had made life much easier, the project from this post has immediately done the same thing. If you remember from this post, I had put an Ikea bench at the … Continue reading

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