When we initially purchased our property, I had NO idea that it would turn into the crazy homesteading adventure that it has... Heck, back then I didn't even know what the "homesteading movement" was-- all I wanted was some pasture for my horses... And a compost pile. Even so, God knew exactly what we would need, as our "horse property" has made the transition to a homestead quite smoothly. I get a ton of emails and comments from readers … [Read more...] about 12 Questions to Ask Before Buying Homestead Property
Archives for August 2013
Ever since I announced my brand new Homestead Hack feature last week, the ideas have been pouring in! I've had a blast looking through all of your brilliant ideas. What's a "Homestead Hack?" Good question. Here is how Wikipedia explains it: "Life hacking refers to any productivity trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method to increase productivity and efficiency, in all walks of life; in other words, anything that solves an everyday problem in … [Read more...] about DIY Waterer for Ducks and Geese
I'm pleased to have Shelly Lienemann of Windswept Plains Goat Dairy visiting today and showing us how she trims her goat's hooves! Take it away Shelly! Fat boys? Sandals? Wedges? Our summer foot wear can change with our mood, but goats require consistent, well-trimmed hooves to remain healthy, as well as fashionable. Hoof trimming is a basic goat husbandry skill. Whether you own a commercial dairy or a couple of 4-H meat goats, proper and … [Read more...] about Goat Pedicures? Learn How to Trim Your Goat’s Hooves!
"Cultivating the Homestead Community" I was thankful to have a quiet week on the homestead this week. Well, as quiet as it can get I suppose! ;) I did a little bit of canning here and there, and the Prairie Kids and I enjoyed some time outside in our swimming pool. I can hardly believe it, but it is still GREEN here in Wyoming in August! We are praising God for the cooler, rainy weather we've had-- especially after last year's drought. This … [Read more...] about Homestead Barn Hop #125