We homesteaders sure do love our baking soda, don't we? I think it's really only second to vinegar when it comes to being one of my favorite all-purpose ingredients. From carpet cleaning and deodorizing, to de-skunking dogs, to scouring and cooking, you won't be sorry if you keep a big ol' bag in your pantry. And I've found another use for it: feeding it to my goats! I've actually found that many goat breeders offer free-choice baking … [Read more...] about Baking Soda… for Goats?
Archives for July 2013
"Cultivating the Homestead Community" Guess what? It's been RAINING at our house! Now, that may seem less-than-remarkable to many of you, but for us, it's a HUGE deal. On Wednesday, we were hammered with the most lovely storm that left us with around an inch (yes, an INCH!) of rain! And it then proceeded to rain two more times before the week was complete. We are so, very thankful. :) And in the midst of the storms, I've been busy filming … [Read more...] about Homestead Barn Hop #121
Today I'm inviting ya'll to put on your muck boots and come down to the barn with me! I'll introduce you to Miss Oakley and walk you through my basic cow milking routine. Are ya ready? Let's go! How to Milk a Cow What You Can Expect to See in this Milking Video: Rue (our 100+ pound South African Boerboel) "photobombing" the video session. A random chicken. Me getting whacked in the face with Oakley's tail multiple times. My … [Read more...] about How to Milk a Cow
"Cultivating the Homestead Community" Not gonna lie... I'm happy that last week is finished! My internet service unexpectedly died on Wednesday, and I spent 2 1/2 very frustrating days trying to get it working again... When you are a blogger with deadlines, posts to write, and webinars to host, dead internet is more than just a slight inconvenience! 4+ hours on the phone, an 90-mile round trip to town, and a $200 new device later, we … [Read more...] about Homestead Barn Hop #120