There is a lot to be said about organization as a tool of the trade – jobs take less time, create less stress. A neat work environment leads to more work accomplished. An organized homestead is a productive and fruitful one. As active “Hoardsteaders*”, we have a dozen or more projects going at any givenContinue reading “Organization Tips from a Homesteader Mom with way too much stuff.”
A recap for the months of January and February of 2019 at Gillis Gardens, LLC.
How I plan to reduce my carbon footprint and reclaim my wardrobe.
Homestead Goals for 2019
Why we decided to clear out the back portion of our land, and the process that went with it.
Its been a crazy month- we’ve still been solidly locked into winter weather with a very slow melt of the snow all around our area. But we have kept ourselves busy, because that helps pass the time even tho winter seems to be moving along at a crawl. The first half of the month wasContinue reading “Weekend Warriors- April 2018”
This was a pretty crazy, jam packed weekend on the Gillis homestead. Saturday dawned and we spent the majority of the morning doing household chores. I hung with Izzy while conquering the laundry and weekly cleaning tasks, while MrGillis finished the second alpaca paddock( more on that in another blog). Then, Izzy got restless, soContinue reading “Thunder Bun – and everything else that happened this weekend”
I have an absolute love affair with hats. I don’t believe in wearing them indoors, and honestly, I don’t even wear them a lot- mostly gardening. But I like to have selection. I also like to just look at them. They can be quite inspirational when sewing. Some of them have been parts of costumes,Continue reading “Hat Organization”
Thursday afternoon I walked into a very messy barn housing some very happy looking alpacas. This is a becoming an expensive mess. So being the DIY problem solver that I am, I made a quasi-slow feeder hay cage Saturday morning. The deal with it is simple. I took two pieces of similar sized weldedContinue reading “Slow feed hay cage for livestock”