Wanna guess where I am this on this fine Black Friday morning? Yep, that's correct. I'm hanging out on the homestead. I wish I could say that I'm sitting on the couch drinking coffee all day, but in I have my usual to-do list in front of me, and it includes making a batch of cheese, and probably canning some applesauce. I'm pretty sure that nothing could get me to drive to town today--nothin'. But, that doesn't mean that I won't … [Read more...] about BIG Black Friday Savings–No Driving Required!
Archives for November 2013
Home dairying definitely wins the prize for one of my most-favorite aspects of homesteading. I've loved sharing some of my favorite recipes and tips with you, and I've enjoyed hearing about your home dairy adventuress in the process. We recently weaned our calf, which means I'm now milking twice per day and able to dive back into my cheese making adventures. So to celebrate, I've decided to do a little round-up of all the home dairy … [Read more...] about The Great Home Dairy Round-Up (20+ posts to get you milking!)
"Cultivating the Homestead Community" (Hey! We got a facelift! Still the same Barn Hop you know and love, but we thought a fresh new look was in order.) It's kinda hard to go from cleaning the barn in a light jacket, to arctic freezing temps in less than 12 hours... We had a big cold front move in this week, and I feel like all I did was chop ice and feed hay... But such is homestead life. In other (good) news, Oakley is bred! We took her … [Read more...] about Homestead Barn Hop #137
Dear City-Dwelling Homesteader, First off, did you notice that I didn't call you a "wanna-be" homesteader? That was on purpose. I firmly believe that someone can be a honest-to-goodness homesteader, even if they live in town--but more on that in a minute. I've read your emails. And your comments. And your Facebook messages. I've heard about your longings for a homestead with land. And how badly you want to experience those frothy … [Read more...] about Dear Homesteader Who Longs to Leave the City…