Monthly Archives: November 2015

Walls Up

So over the past week or so, I got the two long walls framed up.  It was easy as they were just big rectangles.     On Saturday a friend of mine, and my dad, came over and we worked … Continue reading

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My Black Friday Gift to You

Amazon is running a deal on magazine subscriptions right now.  Here are a few of what I think are the best deals on magazines I read. This Old House Magazine.  I let this one lapse in the past, but at … Continue reading

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Sunday Turkey Day

This past Sunday was butchering day for our turkeys.  As a warning, there will be descriptions of the act of butchering in this post.  Please discontinue reading, or skip those parts, if you aren’t interested in those details.  As has … Continue reading

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Not Prepared

I admit it, I was not prepared for the weather that has hammered us with a foot of snow today.  Just a mere 36 hours ago, the forecast was for 1-3″ of snow, but that rapidly changed to 5-8″, and … Continue reading

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Runaway Chickens and Beef Raffle

I wouldn’t mind one day without excitement at the Homestead, but I also won’t complain about having things going on.  This afternoon I asked Homestead Boy #1 to go collect eggs.  A few minutes later he came back in yelling … Continue reading

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Quick Weekend Recap

This weekend was filled with all sorts of activities for all of our family members.  Here are some highlights. Oreo is still enclosed within the now electrified fence.  She definitely respects the fence.  I picked up a fence tester at … Continue reading

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Animals Leaving

This is the post I had intended to write before Oreo jumped the fence the other day.  Fortunately she has stayed in the fence after adding the electric wire, so far. So back to our regularly scheduled posts.  The other … Continue reading

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Unanticipated, and Unwanted Excitment

I had fully intended on posting today about something totally different than the story I am about to tell. When I got the cow, the fencing was discussed.  Our pasture has 46″ woven wire field fence.  It has always done … Continue reading

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Big Addition

We have a new addition to the Homestead.  It is a big addition.  Like 1100 pounds big.  But let me back up one second. My brother in law has always wanted beef cows.  Recently he found a good deal on … Continue reading

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First Shipment

So a couple months ago, when Stark Bros was running their free shipping on orders over $100 I ordered some more fruit trees.  I actually made two orders, and the first one arrived this past week. This order included two … Continue reading

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