Winter activities on the homestead

Winter activities on the Homestead

Winter is downtime on the homestead, it is a time for rest. I don’t do very well when I don’t have a lot to do. I get bored easily, and the short days of Winter always make me feel useless. So I thought of some winter activities on the homestead that we can do when it is cold, dark and dreary outside.

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Reflection on 2017 and 2018 goals

Happy new year! Another year has flown by! On this first day of the year, I will be telling you about our 2018 goals. The end of a year/the beginning of a new year is always a great opportunity to reflect on what happened in the last year and set goals for the new year.

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10 ways to reduce food waste at home

10 ways to reduce food waste at home

Do you throw away food? Maybe you cooked too much, or you forgot you had it in the fridge and it has come back to life. It happens to the best of us. Did you know that according to the FAO roughly a third of the food produced in the world is wasted yearly! A THIRD! That’s buying three loafs of bread and throwing one away! A person in Europe or North America wastes on average 95-115 kg of food a year! I don’t know about you but these numbers are shocking to me.

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5 reasons why chickens stop laying eggs

5 reasons why chickens stop laying eggs

If you are keeping chickens for eggs, you want them to be productive. If chickens stop laying they still need to be fed, and that costs money. There are different reasons why a chicken may not be laying eggs.

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One year anniversary!

We just celebrated our one year anniversary of living on the homestead. Time to let you know what we learned!

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If I get chickens, do I need a rooster?

If I get chickens, do I need a rooster?

Often people ask me: If I get chickens, do I need a rooster? The short answer is: No, you do not. The longer answer is: Maybe if…¬†

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Prepping makes sense

Prepping makes sense

We have all heard of them, Preppers. There was even a TV show about them. They think that one day the world as we know it is going to collapse in one way or another and are preparing for this day. They are preparing by buying food and supplies, creating a bug out plan with a bug out bag, in case they need to leave their house, and making sure they have shelter for when that day comes. Sounds crazy, right? Well, maybe not so much.

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7 things we’ve learned from keeping quail

7 things we've learned about keeping quail

My son really really wanted quail, so a couple of weeks ago we went to the feed store, and while I was buying feed he bought himself 3 quail. Two females and a male, I guess he takes after his mom because he wanted to breed quail and sell them. I think it is great, he’s only 8 years old and has a little business plan!

I thought quail were just tiny chickens, boy was I wrong, they are nothing like chickens! Here’s what we learned in our first weeks of keeping quail.

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My Favorite YouTube Channels

My favorite YouTube channels

YouTube is awesome, I swear it’s the modern day library. You can learn so much for free by watching videos. I decided it was time to share my favorite YouTube channels about homesteading, farming and permaculture!

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Mobile Chicken Coop Update, Part 2

Mobile chicken coop update part 2

We have been working hard on our mobile chicken coop! Time for an update!

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