Monthly Archives: April 2016

Garden and Lamb Updates

On Sunday I was able to carve out some time both before and after church to work on getting my asparagus and strawberry plants in the ground. I have never grown asparagus before so this should be interesting. I know … Continue reading

Posted in Cattle, DIY, Family, Farming, Garden, homesteading, kids, orchard, Outdoors, Preparation, sheep | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Exciting, Lamby, but Long Day

This morning as we were getting ready to leave for our Co-Op HSB1 went outside to let the chickens out and feed the sheep and cow.  He came running back inside exclaiming that there were lambs.  One of our second … Continue reading

Posted in building, Cattle, DIY, Family, Farming, homesteading, kids, Outdoors, Preparation, sheep | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Seed Starting, or the Lack Thereof

Last year I did pretty well with regards to starting seeds.  We had lots to get in the ground, and there was an urgency to do so, because we had lots of people to supply with produce.  This year, without … Continue reading

Posted in DIY, Family, Farming, Garden, homeschool, homesteading, kids, orchard, Outdoors, Preparation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

New Life

The new life that occurred today was of the plant kind. We are still waiting for new animal life here on the homestead.   But let me begin at the beginning of the day, which was actually last night, remember … Continue reading

Posted in Chickens, DIY, Family, Farming, Garden, homesteading, kids, orchard, Outdoors, Preparation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Things that go bump in the Night

I’ll start with the bumps first.  Tonight while I was coming back inside after working out in the barn, I heard what sounded like someone pounding wooden posts just out in the field.  As it was around midnight, this took … Continue reading

Posted in DIY, Family, Farming, homesteading, kids, Religion, sheep | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Phantom Chick

There was no chick to be found by the light of day.  I have a theory.  The hens have decided that the hay is a great place to lay eggs(we need to remedy this).  An egg got crushed in the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Chick Sighting?!?

So I was playing basketball Monday evening and my phone rang.  Normally I don’t even hear my phone when we are playing but it happened just as we were taking a drink break.  It was my wife.  Apparently HB#2 saw … Continue reading

Posted in Chickens, DIY, Family, Farming, homesteading, Outdoors, Preparation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Still Waiting

We are still in a holding pattern at the Homestead.  No calf, and no lambs have arrived yet.  I keep on seeing the “on this day” memories on Facebook and realizing that the last two years we have had lambs … Continue reading

Posted in Cattle, DIY, Family, Farming, homesteading, Outdoors, Preparation, sheep | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Good Wood, Dog Crate, and Peeing in the Car

I think I had mentioned that I am planning on trying my hand at grafting some apple trees this year.  I have already ordered root stock.  A local orchard was kind enough to give me free scion wood if I … Continue reading

Posted in Chickens, DIY, Family, Farming, Garden, homesteading, kids, orchard, Outdoors, Preparation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment