Category Archives: DIY

Things I have done and you can too.

Mother Earth News Fair, I Met the WranglerStars!

This past weekend HB1 and HB2 joined me on a quick weekend trip to WI for the Mother Earth News Fair.  I had never been to one before, but I love the magazine and website so I pre-ordered tickets months … Continue reading

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Never Again

I desperately need to get my garden plants in the ground.  They are outgrowing their small pots, or already have.  Other things have taken priority, until now.  The biggest problem getting this done is that the three point rototiller is … Continue reading

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Coyote Attack!

Yesterday evening, HSB#1 went out to close up the chickens, he re-entered the house telling me to come quick.  One of the Buff Orpingtons was bleeding on her back.  I figured it was just the hens pecking on each other, … Continue reading

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Good Day, Happy Livestock

This morning the kids and I headed outside early and got to work finishing strapping the fence to the T posts.  I think there were about 16 yet to be done.  After that was done, I ran the electric wire … Continue reading

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Continued Progress

Over the last few days I have continued to work away at the fence and other chores.  I have managed to get two sides of the new pasture fence stretched and hung, that leaves just one side left.  I did, … Continue reading

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Fruit Tree Sale

I was really happy with the (somewhat) local guy I bought fruit trees from this year and plan on buying more from him next year.  The trees I got from him were much bigger than those I get mail order … Continue reading

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Homesteading Resources – By State!

The good people at TaylorMadeHomestead.com have compiled a list of homesteading blogs and websites and they have arranged them by state.  So if you are looking for a local resource for homesteading, take a look.  I happen to be on … Continue reading

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Picking Away

I have been trying to get out for an hour or two in the morning and then again in the evening to pick away at chores that need to get done.  It is nice his year with HSB#3 being almost … Continue reading

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Long Weekend – Speed Round

I have so busy I haven’t taken the time to sit down and write a blog, so I am going to write a speed round blog post to get caught up.  These topics may or may not be in order. … Continue reading

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A Candle Burnt on both Ends… and Grafting

I haven’t posted with much frequency lately.  That is mostly because I have been burning the candle at both ends so to speak.  As you all know, spring is a busy time most everywhere, and the Homestead is no exception.  I … Continue reading

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