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”

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.”

10 Tips for Breastfeeding Success

I’m going to preface this blog by saying- FED IS BEST. We decided to breast feed Issac longer then Izzy simply because I could stay home as long as we wanted this time around. A total of 18 and a half months of breast feeding and on May 1st 2020, I woke up and decidedContinue reading “10 Tips for Breastfeeding Success”

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.