Pear Butter

Pear Butter

Last year I made apple butter. And I died a thousand appley deaths. So naturally this year I had to take it one step further. What does April love more than apples, you ask? Well my good friend the answer would be pears. I love pears. Love them! We planted 2 pear trees in our yard this spring but it will be some time before we are able to pick…

Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup

Operation farm house is in full effect. And I am so beyond excited!! Our little cabin in the woods has all the finest decor from the 70’s and it is seriously time to get with the times. Rustic wood, big windows, crisp white walls. I can’t wait. Sadly¬†girlfriend isn’t really one with the building. Hubby is working away now preparing a wall to come down thus giving me a few…

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…