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.
This was a summer of firsts- and one of the most important ones was our first time raising our own chickens for meat. We went big, raising enough for not just our expanding family for a whole year, but also raising a years worth for my parents. We are very excited about how the wholeContinue reading “The Cost of Raising Chickens For Meat”
We are less then 24 hours away from sending our first batch of birds to the butcher and I’ve had some time to reflect. This was our first year raising our own meat- we tend to never do anything halfheartedly so we started out big by raising 120+ meat Cornish Rock Crosses and 4 pigs.Continue reading “Raising Meat Chickens- Lessons Learned”