Homestead Essentials: Starting Seeds Indoors

Spring is coming. The robins are returning. My mind keeps daydreaming about gardening. Half way through January I started sketching garden layouts and looking at the seed catalogs that kept arriving in the mailbox. We took our first trip of the season to Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company ( The …

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New Chicken Run Part 3 – All Done!

This is the final video of us building the new chicken run. It turned out very nice and we hope it will serve us well for many years to come! Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube channel so you stay up to date on our latest videos. Also, if …

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Heritage Breed Chickens

On our homestead, we currently raise 3 breeds of heritage chickens. Golden Laced Wyandottes, Plymouth Rock and Non Production White Leghorns.   If you are not "a chicken person," you may be asking, "What is a heritage breed chicken?" According the the Livestock Conservancy, a chicken must adhere to the …

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Rabbits For Meat

As you may or may not know, we raise rabbits for meat. Our family loves rabbit as it has proven to not only be a sustainable food source for us but also very tasty and nutritious. We raise a cross of New Zealand and Californian rabbits as they seem to …

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New Chicken Run – Part 1

This week Sarah and I started building our new chicken run. It is a pretty big project for the 2 of us but one that needs to get done before it is time to plant the gardens. Check out our new video that shows where the run will be and …

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Our New YouTube Channel Is Up!

As we prepare to start our new YouTube Channel, we have uploaded an introduction video for our homestead.  It’s a little bit about us and how we ended up where we are.  Please take a second to watch it and share it if possible.  

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Chili for Cold Evenings

Well, I think winter is officially here.  This is the first real winter Kevin and I have experienced in nearly 20 years and the very first real winter for the girls.  We haven’t seen any snow yet, but we keep looking for it in the weather forecast.  Kevin and I …

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Cozy by the Fire

There’s something magical about heat from a fire.  It’s no secret that humans are drawn to fire…even mesmerized by it.  These days most of us only use a fire as ambiance in our living rooms or as an occasional get together around a fire pit with friends on a chilly …

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