Category Archives: Life moves on daily

An the Camera came with..

Well my local garden elderberries are starting to be ready, so normally that means that my wild forage patches are ready to help fill a 5 gallon bucket or two  for processing, so we headed out to get it done.. … Continue reading

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No Squash for you!

Well, Its not really true, I will get a limited amount of squash this year,  just like in 2012, the hugelbed pumpkins are growing like a house of fire and they are a heritage French pie storage type.. so we … Continue reading

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Drought -Pastures 2016

Well, the 2012 drought did a number on the pastures an I struggled to seed and frost seed it back into a reasonable working pasture, I used dry lots to create a better pasture for rotation and it all helped.. … Continue reading

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It you make it, they will come.. 5 years strong..

This past week has been Busy! It all started around six years ago, a group of like-minded homestead-folks that prefer to be prepared where chatting online and they said.. we should get together locally and network. and I waited.. and then … Continue reading

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Summer Sausage

When folks think sausage, they tend to think small but it does not need to be that way, with the heat, sometimes have cold cooked meat for sandwiches or cold plates is awesome. however that means cooking roasts and slicing … Continue reading

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The overwintering critter overview

Well, there is a part of me that is struggling mentally with what needs to happen, but happen it must.. I sat down with pen and paper and started planning my next years breeding plans, my fall butcher plans and … Continue reading

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Canning with dried veggies

Its strange sometimes needing to change your ways, on a farm, in some ways you are always changing, always reacting to what is happening and many times it out of your control, the wind pushes the corn over a the … Continue reading

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Gooseberry Vanilla Jelly

O what a great year for the gooseberries.. my best harvests yet, despite the fact that they need pruning and I really need to clean up and feed around them, the comfrey leaf feeding from last fall showed this year. … Continue reading

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Raspberry Crumble

Its been a odd year for rasberries in 2016.. The very early season ones that where planted out last year, all 75 canes, all but 8 winter killed.. sigh.. I will slowly work my patch back from those eight but … Continue reading

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Blue got stepped on

Wee Blue Kitten got cheeky and while he normally has a healthy respect for the horse’s and they are quite good with the smaller critters.. he jumped in and went after a fly on the back of one of Caleb’s … Continue reading

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