Raising Chickens for Meat: A Third Year in Review

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”

Emergency Preparedness: First Aid Kit

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”

The Chicken Profiler – Polish

Welcome back to our series “The Chicken Profiler”! It’s been a long while since I’ve posted one of these blogs – far too long really. When the bobcat came in and killed most of our flock, I lost a lot of motivation to even talk about them. It was really hard for me to focusContinue reading “The Chicken Profiler – Polish”

Organization Tips from a Homesteader Mom with way too much stuff.

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.”

2020 Homestead Goals

I am so late on this But it’s better late then never- just in time for summer – our 2020 goals blog! Turns out that because of the late timing of this blog, we’ve already been able to accomplish a bit on some of these. So as to condense blogs I’ll be giving short updatesContinue reading “2020 Homestead Goals”

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.