Monthly Archives: August 2015

Security Continuation – Poison Ivy Prevention

To this point in my life I have not shown an allergy to poison ivy.  I know what it looks like and always make sure I am very careful when I need to work around it and take as many … Continue reading

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Sunday Funday -> Security

Today was a day to add to our security stance at the Homestead. There was a burglary a few weeks back around here and because of that I wanted to address a couple things around here. First off I wanted … Continue reading

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Too Many Roosters = Butchering Day

It just so happened that my good friend Ruth at Firesign Family Farms was having a butchering day today.  I was able to make it, and I had a few extra roosters to take with me.  Before today we had … Continue reading

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The Garden Giveth, and More Ice Cream

I took a five gallon bucket of water down to the orchard to water the two trees we planted yesterday.  On my way back up to the house I figured I should check the garden and pick anything that was … Continue reading

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How Do You Like Them Apples?

Just before we left on our vacation I bought a couple apple trees on clearance at a local farm supply store.  I didn’t get them in the ground before we left so they were looking pretty sad when we got … Continue reading

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Firing Up, Propane, and Grass

Yesterday afternoon I set up the camper so I could work on a few things.  One of those things was familiarizing myself with the furnace.  I am not sure we will ever take it out when we need the furnace, but … Continue reading

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Vacation, Kayaking, Garden, and other Stuff

We were gone last week on vacation.  It was nice to spend time with family and friends.  The week found us enjoying food(way too much), playing cornhole and Kan Jam, the kids going to four wheeler driving school(where I decided … Continue reading

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New Ram, Volunteer, and Flowers

This past weekend my brother in law picked up our new ram.  He was born this year and should carry the spotted gene, so we may get spotted lambs in the future.  His current working name is Abraham Lincoln, I … Continue reading

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Get Them Out!

The turkeys and a few chickens had still been in the barn, and the smell was becoming a problem. Last week I had attempted to unite the clans, and it didn’t end well. So I needed more pens to get … Continue reading

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30 Frugal Living Tips: Small Changes That Result in Big Savings

I love a lot of these tips.  Some we have done, some we will start. 30 Frugal Living Tips: Small Changes That Result in Big Savings.

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