Category Archives: homesteading

Raising your own chicken dinners

We have been raising our own meat birds for years.  It was a natural progression from raising laying hens.  We raise cornish crosses and raise about 25-50 birds a year. We also butcher our own birds.  This allows us to to see these birds go from chick to table.  When the recent pandemic started we didn’t look for toilet paper

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Marge’s New Home

Free time affects everyone differently. Some binge watch, some cook, some hike or fish, but here, we build.  It seems like every time we catch up, we find a new project to keep us busy and improve the function of the homestead.  Because of the current shutdown, we have found ourselves with additional time to devote to the homestead.  In

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The Story Of Marge: The Stubborn, and Very Lucky, Pig

  This is Marge our newest fixture on the homestead.  She is one special pig and life here wouldn’t be the same without her. Marge has changed the way we homestead forever, but that was not the plan when we picked her and her brother and sister up from a local farmer.  For the last several years we have raised

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Rainy Day Pursuits

We have all been there.  We have big plans for the weekend, and have spent the entire week looking forward to it.  Early in the week, we see a few raindrops for Saturday in the forecast, but we are still hopeful. The chance of rain percentage goes from 30 to 90, and by Friday they are calling for 1″ of

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