Category Archives: Preparation

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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Sunday Funday

One of the chores that needs to get finished sooner rather than later is to get more pasture fenced.  With all the new lambs born, and a calf expected soon, we need more grass.  My goal here is to be … 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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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

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