health, homesteading, hunting, netflix

Cancel Your Netflix Subscription and Make Your Own Memories

When we ring in the new year we often make resolutions.  Well my resolution this year is less screen time and more sun and wind on my face.  We are located in upstate New York, and getting outside at this time of year can be a breath taking experience and a quick cure to "cabin… Continue reading Cancel Your Netflix Subscription and Make Your Own Memories

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backyard chickens, chickens, duck eggs, ducks, farming, gardening, raising ducks, raising turkeys, turkeys

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

farming, Homestead Rescue, homesteading, pigs

Homesteading Lessons When To Call in The Experts

The truth is you can never be prepared for, or know, everything.  After years of learning through both study and trial and error, I am often reminded of how little I know.  We all like to think of ourselves as an apex predator, as someone who can get the job done.  We fix our own… Continue reading Homesteading Lessons When To Call in The Experts

farming, gardening, homesteading, how to grow potatoes

Planting Potatoes to Save Freezer Space

Homesteading is all about food.  Being self-sufficient should just be called surviving because that what the first homesteaders were doing.  They were not trying to shrink their "carbon footprint", or save "green space", they were trying to harvest enough food to make it through the winter.  After winter was over, and if they made it,… Continue reading Planting Potatoes to Save Freezer Space