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When Internet, or the Lack Thereof, Gets in the Way

Since moving out to the Homestead, I have not had any regrets, not one.  This week tested that sentiment.  I have mentioned before that we have had to use satellite internet.  No other service will provide for us.  All of … Continue reading

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Bringing Home the Bacon

Today was the day.  Today we went to go pick up our American Guinea Hogs.  It was about an hour and a half drive each way.  We got on the road around 9:30 and arrived at the farm we bought … 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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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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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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Mark Baker’s Fight May Not be Over

If you have been following the plight of Mark Baker of Baker’s Green Acres and his fight against a $700,000 dollar fine, intimidation from the state, and the threat of losing his farm due to not being able to sell … Continue reading

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Catching Sheep

I need a shepherd’s staff.  You laugh(I know you are laughing) but apparently they can be really useful.  Surprisingly, or not, there aren’t a lot of places to buy them.  My usual, Amazon, has let me down since I don’t … Continue reading

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Kids Shooting the Longbow, and Pigs

We took another load of stuff out the the farm/homestead the other day.  While we were there my brother-in-law came over and picked up a large wire dog crate that I have out there for my dog.  He was going … Continue reading

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Great Info on Dressed Out Weight of Farm Animals

I often ask people who I think are in “the know” how much meat you actually get from the average animal when you butcher it.  Here is everything in one spot, with breeds to try as well.  Great info. http://www.survival-spot.com/survival-blog/the-meat-makers/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+survivalspotblog+%28Survival+Spot+Blog%29&utm_content=Yahoo%21+Mail

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