I Can’t Do It All

I Can’t Do It All

I have come to a sad realization recently. I can’t do it all. I seriously want to. I want to be able to farm and work full time, keep a tidy house, have people over for dinner parties and sip wine in my fancy clothes and my perfectly styled hair. I want to have the pantry stocked for winter with all the canned goods that we have been blessed with…

My Goats Are Too Noisy!

My Goats Are Too Noisy!

My most popular post is 7 tips to make noisy goats quiet. It’s an old post that I wrote back when I was just getting my feet wet in the world of goats. It’s now been 2 years that I’ve had goats and I am about to depart some wisdom all up in here for those of you who desperately want your goats to be quiet. Ya’ll ready? Here it…

Life As I See It

Life As I See It

Something wonderful happened last Friday. This baby arrived in the mail. Booya! I’ve wanted this camera since I started the blog 2 years ago. Thankfully my photography skills have improved, at least slightly, and I felt like it was finally time to upgrade to a real camera, and not just use the one on my cellphone like I had been up until this point. And I am in love. So…

Saving Money On The Homestead

Saving Money On The Homestead

Start up costs for any homesteader, farmer, or backyard farmer can be high! Fences, shelters, food dishes, milking supplies, minerals, oyster shell, grit, hoof trimmers, and on and on it goes. So is there ways to cut costs without cutting corners? Yes. Here’s a few ways we’ve saved money on our little backyard farm. 1. Fence posts Cedar posts are expensive! Which is sort of odd to me since cedar…

Jambalaya

Jambalaya

I suppose I should really call this Northern Girl’s Jambalaya, as I am no southern belle. I am Canadian ergo I am *almost* as northern as you can get. Which means that true to the south jambalaya is something that I have never even seen let alone tasted. And yet, here I am posting a jambalaya recipe. Please don’t throw stuff at me. But just because this is a Northern…

The Cost of Our Food

The Cost of Our Food

This is probably a post that I should write in January so I can look back at our records and have all the numbers, but I’m a rebel. I do what I want. Booya. Full disclosure I will probably write a part 2 in January to look back at the numbers. Last year I, ahem, slacked on my record keeping. Let me stress how important it is to keep records!¬†Seriously,…