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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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Powered Up, Kind Of

In the previous post I mentioned that one of my projects had been wiring up an outlet for the chicken coop that can be plugged into an extension cord.  I finally got it installed. First I drilled a hole slightly … Continue reading

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Storm Preparation

There is an ice storm forecasted to blow through here this afternoon through early tomorrow morning.  So I took the opportunity late Sunday night to go and fill up my gas and diesel cans.  It was an overdue chore anyways … Continue reading

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Big Addition

We have a new addition to the Homestead.  It is a big addition.  Like 1100 pounds big.  But let me back up one second. My brother in law has always wanted beef cows.  Recently he found a good deal on … Continue reading

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Too Many Roosters = Butchering Day

It just so happened that my good friend Ruth at Firesign Family Farms was having a butchering day today.  I was able to make it, and I had a few extra roosters to take with me.  Before today we had … Continue reading

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The Garden Giveth, and More Ice Cream

I took a five gallon bucket of water down to the orchard to water the two trees we planted yesterday.  On my way back up to the house I figured I should check the garden and pick anything that was … Continue reading

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How Do You Like Them Apples?

Just before we left on our vacation I bought a couple apple trees on clearance at a local farm supply store.  I didn’t get them in the ground before we left so they were looking pretty sad when we got … Continue reading

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Jail Break, Locked Up, and New Tool

Recently we had our second jail break by the quail. I inadvertently left the cage open and even though the door swings down they always find a way out. I wasn’t planning on looking for them this time. A bobwhite … Continue reading

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Garden Pictures

I took these on a quick walk through the garden this morning.  

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Vineyard, Blueberries, and One Cage Complete

This afternoon while Homestead Boy #3 was taking a nap I got a chance to work on the “lid” for one of the moveable chicken pens.  I have made lids like this before, and like how easy they are to … Continue reading

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