Well, this year has brought us some relatively large changes as far as raising our own meat birds. (For a recap click Here, Here and also check out our Cost Of blog, ifen you’re interested.) First – we only bought 3 bags of flock raiser feed and then moved onto the meat bird crumbles atContinue reading “Raising Chickens for Meat: A Third Year in Review”
My head weighs a thousand pounds with all the doom I can conjure. My mom calls it “borrowing worry” and although I try not to, I’ve found the only way I can quiet the constant “but this” and “what if”, is to just be a good girl scout and be overly prepared. Plus, the wholeContinue reading “Emergency Preparedness: First Aid Kit”
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.”
How to reuse common household trash into a long lasting emergency candle!
How To: Make Slime!
3 Simple Recipes and 5 Tips For Slime Making Success.
A recap for the months of January and February of 2019 at Gillis Gardens, LLC.
The end of year reckoning- how well did we do accomplishing our goals?
A reflection on our first year of raising pigs, and what we’d do differently.
A cost analysis of raising your own pork for personal consumption.