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Beginning Homesteading Its All About The Birds

When we first moved to our first and only home 23 years ago the first thing we did was plant a garden. We always loved to grow things and as time went by the garden expanded, but something was still missing.  One day while visiting a friend, we realized what was missing.  He had a… Continue reading Beginning Homesteading Its All About The Birds

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Adventures in Homesteading, a not-so-country girl’s perspective

Often when we blog, it’s a joint effort, we both share our thoughts collectively. But, in this particular blog, I am going to give you the perspective of some of the adventures in homesteading from a girl who in no way, shape or form, grew up country or as a farm girl. In fact, I… Continue reading Adventures in Homesteading, a not-so-country girl’s perspective

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Raising Your Own Thanksgiving Dinner

When we decided to raise our own turkeys it seemed like something we should have been doing already.  Thoughts of a huge Thanksgiving dinner complete with our own bird ran through our minds.  We had several years of knowledge with other types of poultry,  so we dove right in.  Once we started our research, we… Continue reading Raising Your Own Thanksgiving Dinner

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Building a Turkey Coop

So many times on the homestead projects are born from necessity.  When we want to plant a new crop, or raise a new animal, there is always an investment to make.  Sometimes its as simple as a trellis for beans, other times its an 8'x8' turkey coop.  This project was born several months ago when… Continue reading Building a Turkey Coop

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Maple Bourbon Smoked Duck, what “farm to table” means to us

The term “farm to table” is another one of those terms, in our opinion, that is way over used and frankly, not even used properly. If we were to define our way of homesteading, we would say that the term, “farm to table” applies. On our homestead, we have ducks and chickens. (Our ducks were… Continue reading Maple Bourbon Smoked Duck, what “farm to table” means to us