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This week we are preserving greens before the summer heat sets in.. our method and uses revealed!
As each garden season comes to an end we find ourselves with a need to preserve. Recent heavy rains have brought parts of our garden to become water-logged driving us to harvest as much as possible before the water and southe...
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Taking a look at our poultry harvest for this year... and the changes we have to make as an empty nest homestead.
Processing time comes and goes here on the little homestead. Unpleasant as it may be, it is a necessary act we have to come to terms with. Spring butchering fills our freezer with healthy food plentiful enough to feed our fam...
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Sharing my poultry keeping plans and considerations.. :)
Our family made the decision was made to raise our backyard flock several years ago. Having both grown up with family farms, poultry came to our homestead right after the garden was set in place. Planning our flock, we had to...
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You learn something new everyday, no matter how much experience you have!
I was picking up plant donations to deliver to local schools when a sad little plant caught my eye. The poor thing was off by himself looking a bit pitiful. My mind ran through the list of culprits- sun scald, nitrogen defici...
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Finding a way to breathe when life throws you a curve.
Walking through the garden last night I tried to calm my mind; to find the peace that is lacking. I'm not good at stillness, but rather find busyness more my nature. Between the rows there were young hens picking at the fresh...
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Beauty is fleeting- even in the garden.. let's take a lesson from a frustrated gardener.
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Looking at the lost art of the family table.
Family gathered around the table for a meal; it's almost a foreign concept in our modern world. Schedules, activities, entertainment, and disconnect pull us away from each other toward a broken yet together existence. The str...
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Sometimes the most precious gifts are the ones you didn't expect and cannot see.
Every living thing communicates; all communication is not the same. Some souls have their own way of sharing their heart and connecting their soul with us. Kneeling in a garden with a small group of children, one stood away f...
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What does fitness mean to the homestead?
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Taking a look at oregano and the oil of it.
 My weekend weather forced me to work inside instead of out. Between showers and storms my feet found their way to the gardens for snippets of pungent herbs and healing spices; after all, my body has been waging quite a wa...
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Let's take another visit to the herd and touch on a subject of some controversy.
This spring's kidding season brought two little bucks to our farm which poses the age old question: do we wether or do we buck? Let's take a look at our general rule of thumb, the methods, and the madness. Intact male goats (...
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Taking a moment to consider the forgotten women.
For many, this weekend was filled with beautiful luncheons, dainty teas, and pretty pastel flowers. Some reflected sorrowfully over mothers long gone, or their own painful mother experiences. I propose there is another scenar...
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