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Back to WORK
I want to say I’ve not lost my mind…but it’s possible I might have 😁. I’ve had it in my mind for the last…two? years that I need to go back to work. One (obvious) money, two – truthfully, as … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged farming, homesteading, self sufficiency 5 Comments
Do over part 2: Homesteading harder
There are only so many hours in a day. I have to tell myself that – often. This year in particular I’ve finally tapped out on available hours, and discovered that there is a price to pay for running out … Continue reading
Posted in Rants, Raves and Ramblings Tagged cheese, farming, gardening, homesteading, Jersey cow, milking cows, self sufficiency 24 Comments
Do over – grab a coffee, long post.
It’s been a hectic year. Very hectic. Hectic to the point I began to get that dizzy ‘got my sea legs and now I’m back on land’ dizziness – only I’ve not been on a boat. I’ve not stopped moving … Continue reading
Posted in Rants, Raves and Ramblings Tagged farming, homesteading, self sufficiency 5 Comments
Post Caterpillar Gardening Update
Brown Mustard Gardening in Zone 3 is a bit of a trick. In theory we have about 90 days frost free – pretty much hogwash for the ten years I’ve been here….. we’ve gotten hard frosts every single month of … Continue reading
Blogging Again ….. ish…. A glimpse into the life of….
Well. I knew it had been awhile, but really? Where has the time gone and why is it that there never seems to be a spare minute to sit down and write? Spring is here. Sort of. Today it’s sunny, … Continue reading
Posted in Rants, Raves and Ramblings, Uncategorized Tagged Draft horses, farming, gardening, homesteading, Livestock, milking cows, old house, self sufficiency, spring 8 Comments
Installment 2….. Old Ignaus, and Squishy.
Standing around work one day, just before the doors opened, drinking coffee, somebody got on the subject of what they would buy if they won the lottery. My boss figured he’d buy a bigger boat and spend his retirement years … Continue reading
This house of mine – Well…we need a well… installment 1
Finally. Today is the first day in I can’t remember how long, I can actually sit and do absolutely nothing and not still be staring at a mile long list of things that still need to be done. I can … Continue reading
Posted in Rants, Raves and Ramblings, Uncategorized Tagged farming, homesteading, old house, pigs, self sufficiency, starting over, winter 7 Comments
Part Seven – ish…….To Farm….or to Homestead…That is the question.
‘almost’ done 🙂 So…I think winter is actually just around the corner. As in maybe snow tomorrow, maybe the next day – but definitely on it’s way. As always, we’re running around ‘getting ready’ – one would think after all … Continue reading
Posted in Rants, Raves and Ramblings Tagged Bacon, Brine, Canning, chickens, curing, curing and smoking pork, Draft horses, farming, homesteading, Livestock, pigs, self sufficiency 5 Comments