Tag: Homestead

The Chicks of 2018

We had a very broody hen and a semi-broody hen earlier in the year. One kept pecking at us when we removed eggs each morning. So we decided to let them try and hatch some. They both did a great job and ended up…

Our First Pig Butchering

CAUTION: This post will include pictures that some may view as graphic. In this post we talk about our first time butchering our own pig. Proceed with that in mind. Thank you and enjoy. Leave a comment or send us pictures of your pig…

The story of Blanka

We have had chickens for about 2 years now and they have all been just backyard chickens, and a few roosters, with dark coloring. We have even hatched some of our own at this point. One fateful day while I was on my way…

Boiling Peanuts at Home

How to Boil Peanuts at home. Step by Step Guide 🙂 We bought 4 bushels of raw green peanuts and decided to try our hand at boiling them at home. The one thing we learned though this process is to be patient and that…

The life of a Blueberry

Blueberries are perennial flowering plants that grow in mostly bush form. This delicious fruit contains: high antioxidants, low calories, fiber, vitamin c and k, and magnesium. It also has many properties that include: fighting cancer, lowering blood pressure, fight heart disease, protect cholesterol, anti-diabetic,…

The Wonderful Dandelion Flower

So many people view dandelions as a nuisance that ruins the appearance of their yards when they can be used as powerful medicinal herbs. True, dandelions might not be the most beautiful flower, but they are pretty in their own simple way. More than…

The Art of Trellising

Trellises can be built and used in many different sizes and with many different materials and they are oh so simple. The concept is: two end post, followed by other posts spaced out as needed, and some sort of connecting material to support the…

Composting

Composting can be an amazing alternative to buying soil each year, given you have the space and a little time. We have seen composting done in many different containers from: buckets, to trash cans, to under tarps, and wooden walled containment(pallets are a good…

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