This video is over 3 years old but it was deleted when my blog was accidentally deleted. I’m just now getting around to adding it back. It was a fun video to shoot and we had a great time making it. I was pregnant with Anna at the time but it was super, super hot so that wasn’t so fun.
It’s August and I have the canning bug. I’ve wanted to can for a long time but considering my old kitchen had a useable counter space of about 30 inches (yep, 30 inches) I literally had no where TO can. Well, those days are gone and I now have a beautiful, spacious kitchen. Yes, we remodeled it and it is 80% complete! Back to canning.
As of September 2015, we are completely animal-less. We listed our last remaining chickens and meat rabbits on Craigslist for free to the first person who would come get them. The Reason? This guy…
We finally did it. We dispatched, dressed, and cooked our first homegrown rabbit. Actually, it was Brian who did all that. I just watched. Barely. We did this months back before we moved to our new homestead but things got crazy busy and I forgot to tell you about it.
I have 7 hens who have access to 3 laying boxes, yet they ALL lay in ONE box. I have personally shown each one of them the other boxes that is at their disposal but for whatever reason they continue to ignore my accommodations.
Are you still learning how to garden and can’t quite grow enough veggies to feed your family yet? Would you like to start eating organic, local food but don’t know where to find it? Well, I have good news for you.
I like using the term goals better than resolutions. “Resolutions” sound nice but have no meaning or structure. The word seems to have been reduced to mean “things you wanna do better, but probably wont.”
This bin actually cost us $100 total in supplies. We were going to build it from pallets but I wanted something a little nicer aesthetically, one I could take with us since we rent, and one that would last a few years.
God bless my husband. Every time he steps outside to plant something or experiment with seeds I freak out and try to stop him. I don’t know what it is about gardening but it brings out this raging perfectionist in me. Horrible, I know. I just have this image in my head of what a garden should look like…
Okay, I know it’s March but it’s never too late to make a yearly goals list, right?! Here are my goals for the year that will hopefully move my family towards a more prepared self-sufficient lifestyle:
I first saw Joel in the documentary Food, Inc. After watching it me and my husband looked at each other and said “Who is that guy?!” We’ve been learning about Joel and his farm ever since.