It was our second date… We were at Applebees, and I sat there chewing my cheeseburger as the future Prairie Husband told me of his dreams to own land and cattle someday. They were pretty audacious statements from a guy who had lived in town his entire life with little to no agricultural background. Interestingly enough, […]
I think my chickens might be spoiled… I don’t make sweaters for them or anything, but they do have a completely-remodeled chicken coop… And GMO-free, organic feed… And all the kitchen scraps they could ever want… And homemade essential oil coop spray… And herbs in their nesting boxes… I realize I just sounded like a crazy-chicken-lady, […]
I’m really good at messing things up. Lest you think the Prairie Homestead girl has it all together and things always run smoothly, let me be the first to assure you, they most certainly do not. I’ve had more than my share of flops over the last six years of homesteading, including horrendously awful dehydrated […]
It’s a heartbreaking moment… When you first realize your homegrown eggs are costing you more than what you’d pay for eggs at the store… The current state of mass food production has duped us into believing things like milk, eggs, and grains cost much less than they actually do or should. For example: Even though we […]
You know how in the book of Exodus, one of the ten plagues was massive amounts of flies? When I was younger, I always thought “Well, that one wouldn’t be THAT bad…” I take it back. We had massive amounts of flies last year. It was a constant battle to keep them off of my […]
If you’re planning on homesteading, it’s likely you’ll end up growing something, whether it be a plant, or of the four-legged variety. Here are the best Prairie Homestead posts that cover everything from goats to gardening to home dairy and everything in between.