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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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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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Buttoning Up and Kids’ Blind

Today was another beautiful day.  This afternoon the temperatures pushed past sixty degrees.  What better time to insulate the chicken coop?  Well, not insulate necessarily, but button up a bit.  There were some cracks along the end walls that needed … Continue reading

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Quick Weekend Recap

This weekend was filled with all sorts of activities for all of our family members.  Here are some highlights. Oreo is still enclosed within the now electrified fence.  She definitely respects the fence.  I picked up a fence tester at … Continue reading

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Dealing with the Aftermath

Saturday was spent trying to get back to normal.  I spent the morning cleaning up after the butchering that was done yesterday and packaging up the things that needed to go into the garbage.  I still have a skin I … Continue reading

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Howling Outside My Door

All afternoon and evening there has been this ominous, eerie, and persistent howling coming from outside. I haven’t heard the coyotes for quite some time, and that isn’t the type of howling about which I’m talking. A weather front passed … Continue reading

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Finally in a Tree

Bow hunting season opens up here October 1, gun season November 15. I had not yet hunted this year. I finally got into a tree tonight. I hope to make it out again in the morning.

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Trapping

This post is about legally trapping animals during a legal season.  If know you aren’t going to like this post, I suggest you not read it.  If you don’t like hunting, I suggest not reading.  I will not engage in … Continue reading

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Water, Painting, and Deer, Oh My!

I finally had a chance to get back out to the homestead this afternoon.  I was kind of anxious to check the condensate made by the furnace that I have draining into the plastic drum.  Here is what I found. … Continue reading

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Successful Inspections and a Doe

Yesterday we had two inspections scheduled, a rough electrical and a a gas pressure test.  Also, at the last minute the gas company called and said they were on their way to replace our gas meter.  After dropping the kids … Continue reading

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