Alpaca Facts: From the Farm

If you spend enough time with any group of animals, you come to accept that they can be kinda… funny. They all do the normal animal type stuff, like running and rolling in the dirt to cool off… but it does seem like all types of animals have their own “things” that are species specific.Continue reading “Alpaca Facts: From the Farm”

Hoardsteading

They’re are several keys to successful homesteading- today I’d like to talk about the ugly reality behind frugal farm adventures. The truth is we are level one hoarders. According to aftermath.com “Hoarding Level One: Clutter is not excessive, all doors and stairways are accessible, there are no odors, and the home is considered safe and sanitary.”Continue reading “Hoardsteading”

2021 Goals!

Better late then never- and hey, I’m actually ahead of where I was last year! Also – Happy April! Once again- I’ll be treating this as a list of goals and a general update on the farm because multitasking. In fact I’m cooking pasta as I write this. It’s bound to explode in my face.Continue reading “2021 Goals!”

2020 Goals: Updated

Let me start this blog out with a long drawn out, slightly hysterical bout of laughter Ahahahahhahbahaahbahahahahaahaaaaa 2020 was NOTHING like what we expected it to be- so much so that the reverberations can still be felt. So without further ado- our updated goal list for 2020- what the heck did we actually get doneContinue reading “2020 Goals: Updated”

Fun fact – I am an ordained minister

So back in my college days, I had some friends that wanted to get married.  They asked me to do the service. So I hopped online, found a church willing to ordain me and happily signed the dotted line. Boom! I became Minister Elizabeth – For some reason, no one ever believes me. I’m thinkingContinue reading “Fun fact – I am an ordained minister”

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.”

2019 Goals Updated

An update blog for our 2019 goals