Turning Fiber into Money

Part of our homestead dream is for our animals to basically pay for themselves. This has been a bit of a trial and error deal with the chickens (best money so far is in pickled eggs by far, but it is a time intensive and smelly process). With our herd of alpacas, we are hopingContinue reading “Turning Fiber into Money”

Wild Chamomile Aka Pineapple Weed

Wild chamomile (aka Pineapple Weed) is a herb that grows abundantly around the northern hemisphere. The little yellow bulbs pop up late spring into the late summer. It grows pretty much anywhere, but especially loves areas where the ground was disturbed recently, or is gravelly in nature. We have a large patch growing where areContinue reading “Wild Chamomile Aka Pineapple Weed”

Open Farm Day – July 28th 2018

The last weekend of July, we’d like to invite you all to come visit our farm! On Saturday, July 28th from 8am to 6pm, come on down to Gillis Gardens off of Maple St in Danforth. This is the same weekend as the Annual Summerfest, so there is going to be a whole lot goingContinue reading “Open Farm Day – July 28th 2018”

How We Are Raising Our Meat Chickens- After the Brooder and into the Tractor

A few blogs ago, I published one about how we were starting our meat chickens off on the right foot. Now I am here to tell you how they will spend weeks 3 thru culling in Mid August. We built ourselves some chicken tractors -we used rough cedar boards (yes I know CEDAR IS BADContinue reading “How We Are Raising Our Meat Chickens- After the Brooder and into the Tractor”

Expanding our Alpaca Herd

Big news on the farm- We’ve adopted 6 new female alpacas! This last Sunday, we were fortunate enough to be able to borrow a livestock trailer from a local cow/turkey farmer and we took the long drive to Justa Alpaca Farm in Farmington Maine and picked them up. She was rehoming her entire herd, andContinue reading “Expanding our Alpaca Herd”