The extreme temperatures of the winter months can intimidate anyone considering adding pigs to their homestead. When we started raising pigs for meat, I never thought they would be able to survive (and stay healthy) when the thermometer hit ten degrees, nevermind negative two. But after doing some research, I quickly learned that it’s really simple and pretty cheap to keep your hungry […]
Farms can quickly collect heaps of trash or junk, but when you look a little further into the heaps and piles of assorted randomness, the frugal farmer can quickly see a plethora of goodies. The next time you find yourself ready to load up a trailer full of crap to drop at the dump, make […]
When thinking about chicken eggs, you might find yourself asking, “Why are farm fresh eggs different sizes?” Eggs from the farm are not uniform in size the way you find eggs at your local grocery store. Chicken eggs can range from “too small to use” all the way up to “Holy crap! Is that really a chicken egg?” Getting familiar […]
The life of a homesteader is anything but easy! While living this lifestyle is truly fulfilling, it’s not a life for the lazy. In the midst of all that hard work, it’s important to find a reason to smile and find happiness. Since I have countless reasons to smile everyday, I thought I would share […]
Greetings, friends! And welcome to another edition of our weekly From the Farm Link Up! If you haven’t noticed, it’s been a while since I’ve shared a recent post. With winter creeping on us, quicker than I’d like, there is a plethora of things keeping us busy! As if homeschooling and regular farm chores aren’t […]
The snow has finally melted around our property and that means the busiest (and shortest) season is upon us! There’s an endless list of chores to be done, along with countless projects and just a few, short months to try and accomplish it all. Before we dive (further) into all that work, I thought it […]
Happy Friday, friends! Welcome to another FTF linkup! Today, I’m sharing some especially exciting news, especially as a homeschooling family; our oldest son and kid blogger, Nikolas, recently had the opportunity to compete in his very first
It’s another happy Friday and we are all together again, sharing and chattering about our favorite things!
While it seems like everyone else miles ahead of us with their gardening plans, we’re just getting things started at our place. Moving to the UP means we signed up for extra-long winters and super-short growing seasons (something we definitely have to get used to!). But what’s that really mean for our garden plans?
If you’re a regular reader, you may have been following Operation Homestead Renovation & Relocation, a series that we created so that we could share the journey we made moving our family farm from New York to Ohio, and finally, to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (usually referred to as “The UP,” or if you’re local to […]