Quick Homestead Update

               Tractor Supply has chicks!  My heart is happy.  We went to two different cities to find a store that still had a few in stock.  Bret knew it was a bad idea, but I NEEDED to go see them.  The kids’ eyes lit up as much as mine did when we walked through the…Read more »

Fences, Buildings, & Pigs

Two steps forward, then one step back.  Sometimes it feels that is the way our homestead progress is going.  Late last fall, we began the process of fencing the areas needed for animals.  The process of finding a fencer, getting an estimate, reevaluating our plans, and settling finally on what part we would do versus…Read more »

A Garden Is Born

Seeds.  They never stop amazing me.  Each one holds a miracle, and I am in awe with every single sprout.  How can a tiny little black ball become a cauliflower in merely a matter of months?  Or those strangely shaped rock-looking seeds grow into Swiss Chard with vibrant, colorful stems?  The arrival of a new…Read more »