I Hate Goats!

I Hate Goats!

I have a confession to make.  I HATE goats. I don’t just hate goats, I HATE goats. It is my own fault.  I was completely willing to jump onto the goat train with hardly any thought.  I knew a lot about how good goat’s milk is for you, plus the thought of having all that fresh milk sounded so wonderful.  I was completely excited about homemade cheese, butter, ice cream,…

Going Home

Going Home

Perhaps it’s because I can finally start to feel Fall approaching.  Perhaps it’s because it will soon be time to start fruitcake for Christmas.  Maybe even because it will soon be time to pick apples, harvest pumpkins, and finish up canning for the year.  It could be because in a matter of days my kitchen will be wafting the heavenly smell of cinnamon and spice all over the neighbourhood. Or…

Saying Goodbye

Saying Goodbye

Sometimes, bad things happen.  It’s a risk we all take in our day to day, but a risk that seems heightened on the homestead.  When you invest so much of yourself into your land and your animals, it becomes heart breaking when things go wrong. All homesteaders have been there – it’s one of the things we all share.  For us it was the loss of five chickens. Our very…

Thinking Outside the Norm

Thinking Outside the Norm

Lately Hubby and I have been discussing me quitting my job. Say what now?! I know, I know. You can’t survive without two incomes in this economy, right? Perhaps. The decision to begin homesteading and getting back to more traditional values, and living off the land was largely my idea. Hubby and I both have always wanted to farm and have lots of animals, but it was always a dream…

Shrimp Tacos with Homemade Taco Seasoning

Shrimp Tacos with Homemade Taco Seasoning

Hubby and I are moving.  Oh my goodness what a terrible ordeal it all is.  For those of you who are lucky to have stayed in the same place for years I must remind you how fortunate you all are.  Packing up your entire life into boxes is a nightmare.     So in the midst of all this craziness we haven’t had much time for at home meals.  There’s…

What Not to Do When Raising Baby Chicks

What Not to Do When Raising Baby Chicks

There are tons of articles about raising chickens. Trust me, I’ve read them all. Most of them say the same thing, others have a few differences, and others still are completely out there.  However, in the middle of a chick crisis I seemed to forget that some articles did not directly relate to my circumstances and I would go off in a panic. So let me make this short and…