Category Archives: orchard

New YouTube Trailer

I don’t know how many of you watch YouTube videos on a regular basis, but that is kind of my television.  One of the channels I really like is Justin Rhodes.  He and his family live in North Carolina and … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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

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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

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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

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