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?

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

Only one bad day…

Today is bittersweet. Early this morning I said my goodbyes to our two pigs. Today they will fulfill their job on the farm & become food. Everyone warned me- don't get attached! But really...how do you not get attached to animals whom you bottled fed six times a day, for six weeks?! Then since cared … Continue reading Only one bad day…

Growing Fodder

Growing Fodder When we decided we wanted to raise homegrown meat for our family, I wanted the animals to eat high quality food. After all, you are what your food eats! I did a lot of research & found a local milling company that mills only organic food. So in addition to all the pasture … Continue reading Growing Fodder