Nearly complete 2012 Goals list…

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I was asked to share all 50 of the goals I have for 2012 around our little homestead.  Well, how about nearly all of them (trust me, there are some you really don’t want to know 🙂 ).  So, here they are in no particular order, although I do have them categorized out on a […]

2012 Homesteading Goals

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My goals for this year can truly be summed up in this one paragraph: I want to become a more faithfully obedient daughter of the Reigning King.  I want to be a better wife and mother.  I want to be a better manager of my home; doing everything “heartily as unto the Lord.” I want […]

A sassy chicken update:

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Why sassy?  Because they are sassy!  Atticus thinks he owns the place…silly rooster.  Gem is such a compliant little lady… for Atticus. Calpurnia and Boo seem to think that pecking the glass of the coop will somehow ‘free’ them from their new home. So, now for some pics of the cuties pa-tu-ties!  Be Blessed.

Butchering and Processing

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Who knew it was so much work!  But it was so good too!  Approximately 200 lbs of deer, processed to 46 lbs of meat (we had some loss due to someones shot going through both hind legs of his deer 🙁 ~ oh well).  Anyhow, if you are the slightest bit squeamish or just do […]

Kitchen curtain.

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The door in my kitchen is, well, annoying.  Paint doesn’t like to stick to it and it has this window that let’s everyone stare inside. I don’t like it. It bugs me. It’s also a Southern facing window, which would be awesome… if I didn’t already have three huge windows in my kitchen already. So […]

Boo!

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That’s his/her name. He/She is the newest and last addition to our brood…till we have a farm.  Isn’t he/she ccuuttee???!!!  Well, I think so.  This little one came from this batch of babies… Do you see he/she in there?  Look for the smallest one.  This poor little one was getting picked on constantly by the […]

An experiment…

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Earlier this summer our local library replaced all of their ceiling tiles.  They put them out on the curb for trash pick up, but we picked them up instead.  We knew they were sound proof, which meant they’d provide some sort of insulation and thought it might work on the outside of the coop…but we […]

Chickens in the garden…

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Today was gorgeous!!  And my Oak Tree and Opulent decided to start working on putting the garden to bed.  Our sweet brood, Gem, Atticus, and Calpurnia/Calpurnio (we don’t know which yet) needed some outdoors time.  Since we don’t have a run for them yet (a project for next Spring), we decided to let them run […]

Monday madness…

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Today is going to be a bit nuts. There is way too much to do. Lists MUST be made for what needs to get completed outdoors before winter sets in. Gardens must be walked to determine what is left to pick…like pumpkins…and snake gourds (a fun treat), and to see if any broccoli has survived […]

What NOT to do with your chickens…

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Oh, this is hysterical and I wish I could have gotten good pictures, but alas lighting was not co-operative so you’ll just have to visualize.  I know you all have an active imagination. 😉 So, my friend Breezy and I are raising about 20 baby chicks to butcher for our freezers.  Since she is due […]