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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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Concerted Effort on YouTube Channel

After meeting the Wranglerstar family and picking their brain on YouTube, I am going to make a concerted effort to create more videos and make more content.  Hopefully as I move forward the quality will get better and better, only … 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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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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Wild Flowers

The area directly behind our house is where the septic tanks are, and therefore the risers with the access covers a directly behind the house.  It isn’t that they are TOO much an eyesore, but it would be nice if … Continue reading

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Bell Rung

When I was young, we had a bell that hung outside the back sliding door. When it was time to come in for dinner, my mom would ring the bell and we would come running. We could be half the … Continue reading

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They Live!!!

I haven’t had much time or inclination to check on my hives this winter.  If you remember one of the hives had foam insulation tacked onto the hive boxes themselves, adding insulation.  The other was just a plain old Langstroth … Continue reading

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Frigid Cold and Outdoor Animals

Today was a fairly productive day.  Despite the weather and single digit temps/wind chill I was able to get a lot of outdoor chores done while the baby was sleeping. The only outdoor animals I have had before this year … Continue reading

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Homestead-y Gifts?

Who out there gave their kids or friends, homestead type gifts? Either an outdoorsy present, or something you made? I had grand designs to jar honey and give it away, but the honey has yet to be harvested, and at … Continue reading

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Big Red and Minor Miracles

Yesterday I took the four oldest kids and we went to pick up our new rooster from my friend. She had kept him for me for far longer than either she or I were planning so I am very grateful. … Continue reading

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