Category Archives: Preparation

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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Putting the Pieces Back Together

I think I mentioned a couple weeks ago that it seemed like everything around here was breaking.  First the golf cart, then the lawn tractor, it was getting bad.  On the way back from our vacation I ordered a rebuild … Continue reading

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The Homestead is Falling Apart, and it’s all My Fault

It seems like every time I touch something on the Homestead lately, it breaks.  If you watched my golf cart video on YouTube, that was one of the things to which I am referring.  In that case, my not checking … Continue reading

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Closer to Bacon

We are inching our way closer to being ready for pigs.  As of now I am planning on picking up the pigs early next week.  Things have been slowed down because a couple of the little ones have been sick. … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends

The weather has turned hot again.  We had three nice days, lows in the lower 80’s with low humidity.  Unfortunately we are back to highs near or into the 90’s with high humidity.  All that is to say working outside … Continue reading

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Quad Parade, with Video

As I mentioned in my last post, when we were at my Aunt and Uncle’s house last weekend, the kids were able to ride quads.  My uncle has really done a great job of creating a “school” for the kids … Continue reading

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Finally Getting Wet, and a Change in Plans?

I have joked with several people this summer that someone needs to turn off the force field around our city.  There has been rain both 10 miles north and 10 miles south of us, often simultaneously, but we have missed … 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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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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