I found this quote on Pinterest the other day. "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." ~Leonardo da Vinci After I initially read it, I gave myself a smug pat on the back, since as a homesteader, I'm all about simplicity, of course. I have quotes about simple living plastered all over my house, and I am constantly using the word "simplify" in my conversations. But as I pondered it, I began to wonder if maybe I don't know as much about … [Read more...] about Is Homesteading Really the “Simple Life”?
Archives for March 2012
"Cultivating the Homestead Community" Welcome to the 55th edition of the Homestead Barn Hop! I don't know about you, but I've spent very little time in my house this week! We've had temps in the 70s almost every single day, so I've been outside non-stop! Sadly, we had a mama goat die this week, so I've been bottle feeding her two babies. It came as a shock, but I am thankful that I have other does that can provide milk for the bottles... … [Read more...] about Homestead Barn Hop #55
When life gets busy, I tend to take a "triage" approach to homesteading... As much as I'd like to be able to linger for hours in the barn every day piddling around and making sure that everything is done properly, it just doesn't happen all of the time... So, on the crazy days, I usually find myself running (literally...) down to the barn to make sure the animals have some sort of hay in front of them and that no one is dead or bleeding … [Read more...] about 10 Homestead Chores You Can Accomplish in 10 minutes or Less
I thought it'd be fun to do a little something different today. I had a reader ask if I would make a video showing how to use our milking stand, and I thought that was a great idea! This is an impromptu video, but I hope that it answers some questions for you. What you can expect to see: My very pushy goat How long it takes me to chase my goats around the barnyard... Me being out-of-breath from chasing said goat. As I … [Read more...] about How to Use a Goat Milking Stand *VIDEO*