2019 Goals Updated

An update blog for our 2019 goals

Raising Pigs for Meat: The Second Time Around

A look into our second year of raising pigs for meat on our small homestead in Maine.

Goals for 2019

Homestead Goals for 2019

2018 Goals Recap

The end of year reckoning- how well did we do accomplishing our goals?

Why We Decided to Raise Pigs

I’m going to preface this blog by explaining a bit of personal history. I was a vegetarian for over a decade. I decided at the ripe old age of 8 that eating animals was cruel, unnecessary and not something I wanted to be apart of. This lasted until I was in college. I am nowContinue reading “Why We Decided to Raise Pigs”

2018 Goals – So much to do and already a month in.

Happy February! It’s always been one of my traditions to sit down and write out what we’d like to accomplish, both personally and professionally for the incoming year. I’ve had my handmade list up since the beginning, but I am NOW just able to sit down and throw it on here. And as always, theContinue reading “2018 Goals – So much to do and already a month in.”

A Hint At What Is To Come At Gillis Gardens.

  Mr Gillis can be seen here, clearing out lots of side and front yard pasture- Here is what this area looked like before – including a huge ground wasp/hornet/demon stinging insect that MrGillis said he thought was a rock at first. We didn’t get picture of it, we just killed it. And here isContinue reading “A Hint At What Is To Come At Gillis Gardens.”

Clearing the Pond- Part 1

MrGillis and I have been talking about cleaning up our pond system since we landed eyes on the property. It’s been overgrown like this for as long as MrGillis can remember, and the land had been in his family for generations. Well, happenstance worked in our favor yesterday. The local tractor dude, Mason, had hisContinue reading “Clearing the Pond- Part 1”