Turkeys

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Turkey Gobbling

Turkey Gobbling

Sometimes I wonder if we're doing the right thing living all the way out in the middle of no where, trying our hands at this whole homesteading thing. Then, things like this spontaneously happen while I'm busy doing chores and I think, "Yep, this is exactly where we're supposed to be!" And that sweet girl of ours, I really can't…
Holding Steady

Holding Steady

The mice are moving into and taking over the chicken coop, but so are the (baby) bull snakes. The hose that feeds the water to the chicken coop busted, spewing water all over the place, but it's almost time to remove it anyway and unhook it from the spigots due to impending frosts, so we'll just remove it now and…
Raising Turkeys – An Update

Raising Turkeys – An Update

Well, it's been 2 1/2 months since my last turkey post, so I figure I'm overdue! As I mentioned in my original post about raising turkeys, we're newbies at this, which means the learning curve is pretty steep. For example: I've learned how to "walk wide" to corral them in the general direction I want them to go... I've learned…
Life, Unfiltered

Life, Unfiltered

Technology allows us to edit and crop the real life out of the "real lives" we all share via our websites and on social media.   As a blogger, I want to document our journey while creating a pretty, inviting space that you, my dear reader, want to spend some time exploring. The truth is, though, real life, unfiltered, isn't…
Playing Catch Up

Playing Catch Up

The last couple of weeks have been a bit trying for me.  Between work and home, there's just so much to do and so little time!  I'm exhausted all the time.  Happy, but truly exhausted. I feel behind on everything. The garden is still being put in, we need to name and register the goats, and the weeds just won't…
Raising Turkeys

Raising Turkeys

I am not sure when or why it all started, but a few years ago, I got this wild idea in my head that I wanted to raise a few turkeys of our very own to add to the Thanksgiving table. How romantic, right? Purchase $7 day old turkeys, bring them home, spend a ton of money on a ton…
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