Raising Feeder Pigs: The First Few Days
We didn't expect to have to care for weaner, feeder pigs through temperatures this cold.
Pigs on the Homestead
Well, it’s official…We have pigs on the homestead! This is an incredibly exciting and nerve-wracking venture for us (particularly me). It’s a big step in a forward direction! This has been a long-time coming, but it still feels like a snap decision in some ways. We wanted to get some kind of larger livestock by 2018, but then we had the fire, and then I got pregnant, so that plan flew out the window. We had to nix 2019 right off the bat because we knew we’d have a new baby, and I wouldn’t be able to handle that kind of extra workload. 2020, that was the new plan. But…
Let’s Talk About Food: It’s More Important Than You Realize
Let’s talk about food: It’s more important than you realize. I’m working on a series of posts that I hope will encourage people to take a closer look at their food and begin to have a better understanding and appreciation of it. With everything going on out in the world right now with this national quarantine, it’s more important than ever to take a look at this aspect of our lives. Our daily lives are centered around food, without us even realizing it. Honestly, I don’t think people give this a lot of thought. Until I started to garden, I didn’t realize how much we center our lives around food. From…
Meant To Be
I am absolutely blown away by what I was able to get accomplished this past week after we slowed down our homeschool schedule for the summer! We've tackled so much. I can only hope we'll be this productive over the next few weeks!
If You’re Gonna Be a Meat Eater
As I watched Miss Lady take over with the potato fork in the garden the other day so she could have a turn digging up potatoes, I was impressed by the strength, skill, and knowledge this 6 (and a half) year old little girl already possesses. I was reminded yet again about why we have chosen this life for our family. There isn’t just one reason that we homestead, but an important reason that we do is that we want our children to understand what our food is and where it comes from. I think that if you’re gonna be a meat eater there are two things you need to…
2018 Homestead Plans
Homesteading plans are almost never concrete, but that doesn't mean that we don't still try and make some!