A Breakdown of our First Purchase of Beekeeping Equipment and How Much It Cost.
The ten breeds of laying hens we are investing in this year.
The first step in branding our small business
Homestead Goals for 2019
The end of year reckoning- how well did we do accomplishing our goals?
The second half of 2018 on the Gillis Homestead
A cost analysis of raising your own pork for personal consumption.
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…
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….
Part of our homestead dream is for our animals to basically pay for themselves. This has been a bit of a trial and error deal with the chickens (best money so far is in pickled eggs by far, but it is a time intensive and smelly process). With our herd of alpacas, we are hoping…