This group is for anyone who homesteads or is just trying to live a more self sufficient lifestyle. Share your recipes and tips for the homestead.
My hubby and I live on a small farm have goats, horses, dogs, cats and soon, chickens. We garden and can. I am also trying my hand at cheesemaking !
We would love to hear your ideas for the homestead. Welcome ! Come sit a spell with us.
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Dec 31, 2015
Dec 31, 2015
Here's wishing you a brand new shiny and bright New Year that will exceed all your greatest expectations.
I find it hard to believe that I enjoyed being a part of the festivities there when I was younger.
Dec 23, 2015
Our leaders seem unable or unwilling to take the reins and bring this country back to its heritage of glory, dignity, and most of all, to regain our pride and self respect.
Please take a moment in your holiday festivities to remember these truisms:
Every time a hand reaches out to help another....that is Christmas
Every time someone puts anger aside and strives for understanding…that is Christmas
Every time people forget their differences and realize their love for each other…that is Christmas
May this Christmas bring us closer to the spirit of human understanding and closer to the blessing of peace!
May your Christmas be filled with love and laughter, and may you remember the joy and wonder of the season.
Lots of love and big Texas hugs to you and your loved ones from my wonderful family and me as we celebrate Christmas in Austin.
Dec 14, 2015
All the critters are doing well and growing like crazy. The chicks are outside in their new brooder pen under a light. So glad to have them outside ! I have been trying to sell the males but so far no takers. Guess we'll have to make another brooder and raise them for the freezer. ;)
The goaties are doing very well. I can see little baby bumps ! Yay ! Jacob has finally come out of rut and you can stand being near him now. Hahaha ! We'll be putting the younger boys back in with him. I just wasn't comfortable leaving them in with him while his hormones were raging. He may have accidently hurt them. Better safe than sorry.
Oh, my young hens are starting to lay ! I am so happy. I had sticker shock when I had to buy eggs ! Wow, the price sure went up on them. By next spring the new chicks should be laying as well. We should have plenty of eggs to sell. Maybe we will be able to keep up with the demand. Right now we're getting 3-5 eggs a day. My older hens are just coming out of molt and should start laying as well. A couple of them need to be culled since they aren't laying anymore. I hate that part of homesteading, but it's necessary.
All in all, it looks like next year is going to be a good one for our little homestead. I'm looking forward to it ! :)
This first photo is of my Lemongrass & Poppy Seed soap and my Lavender with shea and cocoa butter soap.
Dec 13, 2015
Hope you & your family have a great Christmas!! Hugs, Sharon