Homesteading

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The Next Chapter

The Next Chapter

Hello Friend! Long time no chat! How are you? How's your fall moving along? I do hope your transition from season to season has been a smooth one! Things have continued to be rather quiet in this space, but it's not for lack of activity, I promise. Between the closing up of the season, busy work schedules, Kim's continued recovery…
Putting Up

Putting Up

For years I participated in the weekly Harvest Monday link ups (previously hosted by Daphne, but now residing, thankfully, with Dave). I was so proud of every single ear of corn, apple, bush bean and kale leaf. I'd harvest it all, bring it all in, and painstakingly weight it *and document it. An ounce here, a few pounds there. Every single harvest…
Goat Herding

Goat Herding

After almost four solid months with a larger-than-anticipated Nigerian Dwarf Goat herd, we've finally sold the three doelings we wanted to and are down from 11 to our final 2017 herd of eight: Thee mamas Three doelings One buck One wether I won't pretend that I'm not a bit sad to see the three doelings go, despite their insatiable appetites.…
Shown, Unshown – July into August

Shown, Unshown – July into August

Oh, how I've missed you all! And so here I am again, trying to document and share after being absent from this space for much longer than I'd hoped, planned, or anticipated! Realizing it is mid-August (how the heck did that happen), we're way past due for a catch-up and so, instead of baraging you with 15 different posts, I'll…
In the Garden – Mid July

In the Garden – Mid July

I've found myself wondering (once again) where the time has gone. It was said when I was a kid that the older I'd get, the faster time would pass... The busier I'd get, the more responsibilities I'd have, the faster moments would slip through my fingers. I didn't believe it, though. Nor did I need to because, at the time,…
Our first hatchling!

Our first hatchling!

Tempered by the grief that has blanketed our poultry experiences over the past several months... And bolstered by the never ending hope that exists within day to day farm life and our absolute trust in the goodness of the Earth... I am so very excited and incredibly proud to introduce the very first chicken chick to hatch on Ever Growing…
And so we wait…

And so we wait…

I kid you not, we'd just put her on the cull list. With wonky, inconsistent eggs and a perpetual limp (for no good reason) we figured she could provide a nice stock since she's beyond her prime for straight eating. And then she goes and does this. I swear she must've heard us and decided to pull her weight in new…