My husband, Doug, and I have never been accused of being handy. We do, however, have a great passion for homesteading, so over the years we have learned and we have made it work! We watched our first goats, adorable … Continue reading DIY Affordable Homestead Fencing
When you first move onto your property (or to your house in the suburbs), or when you first decide to homestead (or just live more sustainably), it can feel overwhelming. What to do first? I suppose my moving in the … Continue reading The First Things to do to Start a Homestead and Winter Reading
We started our farm when the girls were young teenagers. They spent hours in the chicken coop with the new chicks, cooing to and naming them. Tempers would flare and they would take their own time out among the soft … Continue reading Farm Heroes and the New Chicken Yard, Greenhouse, and Shed.
Hello March, it’s nice to see you. January and February can be the very hardest time of the year for farmgirls. We have our gardens, our farms, our animals, our preserving, our home making, our crafting in the fall in … Continue reading Farmgirl Inspiration
Our little snow globe over here is thick with fog and freezing drizzle this morning. Hopefully it will burn off soon. We have a very large space of pasture that we are fencing in. It has five rows of barbed wire around it, it just needs to be sectioned off from the rest of the ten acres but this goat and sheep mama is rather paranoid. Coyotes! Lambs and goat kids escaping! It wouldn’t be hard. My old greyhound will skirt under the wires if he feels the need to run five miles. So pasture fencing will surround the space … Continue reading Farm Days (goats, sheep, chickens, ducks, and trucks)
Our alpaca venture failed miserably, with a great financial loss, and two stubborn alpacas now working as lawn mowers somewhere in Limon. I had to give them away. I do love our chickens. I adore the ducks. I love goats. … Continue reading Goats 101 (becoming a goat herder)