About

I’m just a regular guy.  I am a devout Catholic Christian, a devoted husband to my wonderful wife, and father to our five children.  We have two older boys, then two girls, and our newest addition is a boy.  I stay at home with the kids and home-school.  I love spending time with my family and friends, hunting, fishing, playing basketball, and shooting.  I am an NRA certified instructor.  I try to learn as many things as I can, what I call being a renaissance man.  I have learned to knit and sew, I am an okay cook, and I am pretty sure I could process a deer from start to finish if the need and time arose and I am still waiting for that time(this past year of hunting wasn’t so good).  I am still working on starting a fire with sticks, but I am sure I could win Survivor.  I am so glad I have chickens again, I want to try milking goats(maybe), and I want to try raising rabbits for meat and pelts too.  We only just recently moved to our homestead and are currently living the dream every day.

By the way, as I am sure you can tell I love to review things.  Books, ideas, products, so if you have something that you think would be up my alley and want me to do a review on it, let me know and we will see if we can work something out.

Pax et bonum – Peace and all good be with you

17 Responses to About

  1. Duncan says:

    I’ve enjoying reading over your blog and look forward to future posts.

    You can actually get pretty good tutorials on processing deer on YouTube. That’s how I learned and in the past it’s saved me quite a bit of hard-earned greenbacks. Sadly, this year it didn’t save me anything as I was unsuccessful in my hunting endeavors.

  2. I have watched some of those very same videos you talked about, and read some articles on it as well. I haven’t been successful yet this year, but I am still hoping to get out a few more times. Good luck to you if you are able to get out any more as well.

  3. Colin D says:

    Hi! It’s Colin from Wild Blue. I just realized that you have a blog. It’s great to see other men broadcasting their experiences and ideas about living this kind of lifestyle. Although my wife and I do not have children yet, I am the primary stay-at-home person while Heidi earns the majority of the money that we live on. I am planing on writing a post about dealing with societies views of gender roles in the household. I will probably just talk about my own experiences and how those ideas are really outdated. It might be interesting to get another guy’s perspective if you want to contribute. Let me know!

    • I would love to help you out in any way I can. If you are talking a guest blog, just let me know. I have been very lucky, all of my experiences have been very positive. If anything negative is being said, it is when I am not around. Mostly I hear things like “that’s awesome” or “I would love to do that.” Another is “I don’t think I could do that.” Having two kids to homeschool and having a baby at home has made it interesting, but you just figure it out. By the way, I am tororider at skoolie.net. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Megan says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, because in return I find yours! I look forward to reading more from you (both old and new posts). And if you have any questions about deer processing – feel free to ask! My husband and I have done it for years. (We’ve even processed 2 elks) Could even let you know how to can the meat. Two years ago I even started saving the hides to tan them. I like knowing every part is being used for something.

  5. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Im looking forward to looking around yours some more. I’ve already seen a couple great ideas that I want to try.

  6. Duncan says:

    Hey Homestead Dad, I’ve been working on a series of posts and thought about trying to do a back and forth guest post between us, if you’re interested, comment on my blog with your email. I’ll get your info and delete the comment instead of approving it.

  7. You’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award 🙂 Congratulations!!!
    http://nightowlkitchenblog.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/liebster-award/

  8. I just love your blog, HSD, and drop in often. A little envious of your life!! We are trying to get to that point soon too. Keep up the good work, Blessings on you and yours, GE.

  9. nepermhome says:

    I am doing a project for my own blog about people making the world a better place through various projects and lifestyles. I am emailing you because I think you fit in with my project. If you wouldn’t mind answering 4 questions for me, please email me at nepermhome@gmail.com and I’ll send you the interview. My blog is nepermhome.wordpress.com if you would like to check it out before you respond. Thanks for your time! Sarah

  10. We have so much in common. I look forward to reading more in your posts, old and new, about what you do and how you do it. Cheers, Melissa

  11. Aggie says:

    Are you in Texas? There’s a Mount Pleasant near us.

  12. Hi Homestead Dad,

    I’ve nominated you for The Sunshine Blogger Award Challenge, hope you don’t mind. I’m hoping each question stimulates a post all on its own.

    Feel free to respond if you wish, but if you prefer not, no problem!

    Link here: http://safarfiertze.com/2015/09/08/a-ray-of-sunshine/

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