What does it cost to feed the farm?

People often ask me what it costs to maintain & feed 29 chickens, 7 ducks, 5 goats, 1 pet pig and 1 donkey. Let me show you. I am the saver between myself & my husband. He lovingly calls me 'the dragon' as I tend to be very frugal with most things. So I like … Continue reading What does it cost to feed the farm?

Welcome to the world, Charli

Less than 48 hours ago one of our does, Cherokee, gave birth to her first kid! She was 8 days past her due date, but this little one was well worth the wait! This was the first kidding we have had here on our farm and this was highly anticipated, and I'm sure one we … Continue reading Welcome to the world, Charli

Cheap food…food for thought

Do you feel a connection to your food? For some years now, even before we began this homestead life, I have tried to become much more conscious about what it took for that food to reach my plate.  Be it an animal product or produce- there was a person, often many, behind the success of … Continue reading Cheap food…food for thought

Chicks and Ducklings as Easter Gifts

Chicks and ducklings do not make good Easter gifts.  Sure they are cute and fluffy, they make cute photo props, they make cute little cheeps...they are also living and breathing animals who have the potential to live long lives and deserve the chance. I was at one of our local feed stores recently and they … Continue reading Chicks and Ducklings as Easter Gifts

A Positive Pregnancy Test!

Back in February our little Cherokee came into heat and bred with Rio.  I really hoped she "settled" and was expecting little baby goats! There are no imediate physical signs and other than not coming back into heat, it's a guessing game!  I came across some livestock pregnancy tests that are accurate 30 days post … Continue reading A Positive Pregnancy Test!

Spring Flowers in Metal Buckets

Spring is here, spring is here! Who doesn't love warmer days, lush green grass and bright flowers popping up everywhere? Spring gets me motivated to spring clean and get our outdoor spaces just as inviting as the indoors. And that means flowers! Flowers in pots, flowers in the garden, and flowers from hanging buckets.  Yes, … Continue reading Spring Flowers in Metal Buckets

Welcome home, Dolly & Rio!

I don't think I ever got around to introducing a couple of our new farm family members. First, Dolly the Donkey! Dolly is a 3 year old Jerusalem Mini Donkey. She's VERY shy and skittish. She hasn't warmed up to us yet, but more importantly, she and the goats have warmed up to each other. … Continue reading Welcome home, Dolly & Rio!