Raising Pigs for Meat

This last winter, I published a blog about why we had decided to raise our own pigs for meat this summer – Well I am proud to say, we are! Early May, we brought home 4 Tamworth piglets- a heritage breed from the UK known for its long, lean body, red hair and hardiness. And…

How We Are Raising Our Meat Chicks – The First Two Weeks.

I recently published a blog about why we are raising meat chickens this year- now I am here to outline how ridiculously easy it has been to raise them, so far (knock on wood). Meat chickens are not unlike regular chickens, really. They need some basic essentials to start life out on the right foot….

Why We Are Raising Meat Chickens

We’ve been dipping our toes into the waters of homesteading for about 8 years now. Our journey really began about 10 years ago after watching some very eye opening tv shows and documentaries about the food industry, specifically the horrific conditions under which most of our food supply is produced. It all started with a…

Weekend Warriors- April 2018

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 was…

How to Build Alpaca Fencing

So really, MrGillis is the authority on this, but until he is willing to sit down and write a post himself, I guess I just have to explain it as best I can, myself. I decided to write this blog, because I am proud of our fencing. Like, really proud. We get complimented on it,…

Making a Stew with a Roux

I love cold weather cooking. Soups, pot pies, stews, noodle dishes, rice dishes, warm comfort foods that connect with your SOUL, man. And March in Maine is not spring folks- we are STILL getting freezing temps and snow even tho its supposedly spring. This blog is all about turning your chicken soup, into chicken STEW….

Weekend Warriors- February 2018

holy. So the big shebang this WHOLE month has been about the shed project. Specifically the kitchen and 1/2 bathroom portion of the shed. Last time I updated, my dad, MrWard, and the hubby were pulling out all the old nasty insulation and fixing a very bad roof leak that had been causing water damage…

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 now…