Last winter, we had to make the hard decision to take our barn down. It was a hard call to have to make, but after carefully considering all of the options, we knew it was the right call.
Black walnuts have a bit of a bad reputation, not for their taste, but for the amount of work it takes to harvest them, the stain they can leave behind, and because the nuts grow new trees very easily ( a problem for some, not for others). This fall, we decided to put their taste… Continue reading Harvesting Black Walnuts
How we will be growing our skills together, as a family in 2017, and why skills matter when it comes to self-sufficiency
We want to wish you all a very happy holiday season! We’ve been MIA here on the blog for the better part of the month, but wanted to let you know that we are still here 🙂 The past few weeks have been filled with preparation and celebration of the Christmas season, so between that… Continue reading Happy Holidays!
Here’s a look at what it cost to raise our own chickens for meat, Year One, and what other investments we made to get us set-up for a future of butchering at home.
Raising and butchering chickens, the differences between meat chickens and egg layers, and a lot of other things we’ve learned from raising our own chickens for meat this year.