Monthly Archives: July 2015

Kayaks Spell Summer Fun, Garden and Flower Update

I have been coveting a kayak for quite some time. I eyed them longingly when shopping at Costco.  I could never convince myself to pull the trigger, $300+ is a lot of money for one kayak.  Recently I received a hot … Continue reading

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DIY Hay Feeder

Shortly after we got our steer calves I got to work making a hay feeder.  For those of you who follow me, you know I like to work with what I have on hand.  For this project it happened to … Continue reading

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Garage Sale Finds

A couple weeks back I stopped at a garage sale near my house.  I have gone to this particular house’s garage sales several times.  They often have tools and outdoor items so I figured I would stop quick. I am … Continue reading

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Rabbit Shade

This was my quick fix for providing shade for the rabbits. Vinyl placemats from Dollar Tree. The rooster fits the theme of the Homestead I think. I used zip ties to attach them. They will provide shade for the rabbits … Continue reading

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Catching Up On a Lot of Things

There have been a lot of little things that I have been getting done as time allows. I made three new PVC feeders for the new rabbit cages.  They are essentially the same as those for the chickens in the … Continue reading

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Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial!!! Just in Time for Prime Days!

If you have ever considered Amazon Prime, today is the day. I love the access to unlimited streaming videos, free two day shipping, and kindle book borrowing. A free 30 day trial will make you eligible for the Amazon Prime … Continue reading

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Chicken Butchering, Cage Finishing, and Lawn Mowing

This past weekend was a great mix of fun and work.  Saturday morning found the family cheering on Homestead Boy #1 at his swim meet.  He loves swimming, we can hardly keep him from practice, and he has become quite … Continue reading

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Beginning of a Bunny Cage

Towards the top of my to-do list for several weeks now has been to construct a wire rabbit cage, cages in the plural rather. The new rabbits we got need more space. I have never built a rabbit cage, but … Continue reading

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Building Community, and My Raspberry Patch

One thing that I enjoy more than most things, is the building of community.  It is something we are stressing at our Parish, and it applies in every day life as well.  You can’t make it very far as a … Continue reading

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Lots to Report… the Cows are Gone

They’ve moved on to greener pastures. It was inevitable really. It just wasn’t meant to last. Of course I mean that we have taken them to my brother in law’s house. It was the plan all along. He has more … Continue reading

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