The Cost of: Owning Alpacas

An analysis of the cost of owning a herd of alpacas- including shelter, care, and more!

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2018 Goals Recap

The end of year reckoning- how well did we do accomplishing our goals?

Growing Rhubarb

This spring we decided to get super serious about planting crops that will keep blessing us for years to come. One of those crops was Rhubarb. Rhubarb is a hearty perennial best suited for zones 3-7. (Which we are in a modified zone 4.) In order for these plants to thrive, they need a cold…

The Cost of Raising Chickens For Meat

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 whole…

Raising Meat Chickens- Lessons Learned

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….

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…