Weather, we try…

This week has been a challenge to say the least. Our warm start to a Midwest spring has been drenched in rain.  Mind you we needed this rain so I…

Trees

I was blessed to grow up in Wisconsin on 40 acres of wooded land.  Trees have always been around me and to be honest, I loved them but took having…

Oh Bees, Oh My!!!

The bees will be coming mid-April and to be completely honest I’m a little freaked out!  I know what I am taking on but to be honest until I get…

Ideas for Working With Little Ones

It seems as though everytime I am trying to really get something done my kids are right there with a different plan in mind.  Unfortunately, it is usually a plan…

Preparing for Spending Freeze February

It is that time of year again.  The time after the holidays when I look at my budget, that I almost followed for Christmas,  and wince because I didn’t quite…

The New Homestead

We are almost two weeks into ownership of our new homestead.  While this is an exciting thing it is also very exhausting.  Our two little boys, Tractor Man and Tag…

Busy On the Homestead

This week on the homestead has been a busy one.  Zoo trips, canning, gardening, cleaning and illness.  This has been our busy week. We started off by working over the…

When the Homestead Rules

Finding the time to complete the life of homesteading is never easy. How do you decide what really is important to you?

The Sport of Showing Livestock

Our homestead is not your typical farm set up.  While we try to keep things as simple as possible there is always the issue of show pigs. Have you ever…