The Cost of: Raising Chickens for Eggs

An analysis of the cost of raising chickens for eggs.

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”

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.

Homestead Update – January & February 2019

A recap for the months of January and February of 2019 at Gillis Gardens, LLC.

The Cost of: Beginner Beekeeping

A Breakdown of our First Purchase of Beekeeping Equipment and How Much It Cost.

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 wholeContinue reading “The Cost of Raising Chickens For Meat”

Book Review – Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs – A Beginners Guide

This book is a must have for all beginning herbalists. I do not believe this is an exaggeration in any way. Rosemary Gladstar is an old school herbalist- she was taught by the generations before her. The introduction of her book details her life growing up on a farm and the meat of the guideContinue reading “Book Review – Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs – A Beginners Guide”