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Goals for our homestead

When we first started this homestead, we really didn't know what all we wanted to do after we got here. We knew we wanted animals and a garden to sustain us for the most part. Knowing that we'd probably not be 100% sustainable, but that we could provide a lot of our...

Fecal Float Tests

The glamorous life of homesteading...following your goats around and collecting poop, then taking said poop and smashing it around and filling with a solution so you can look at it under a microscope. That should make everyone want to homestead right? If you have...

Meat Chickens – Our Costs

Chicken comes from the store, all neatly wrapped in plastic, just waiting for you to come by and put it in your cart...right? That is what a lot of people think, or at least want to think. Part of our goal in moving to our homestead was to raise our own healthy meats....

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How hard are goats to raise?

So you think you want goats for your homestead huh? I'm sure you've heard all the horror stories and all the advice on why you wouldn't want goats. Things like, they eat EVERYTHING, they are hard to handle, high maintenance, and that there is no fence that will...

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Recipe – Country Salsa

The temperature is getting hot down here in Texas, Y'all know what that means? Summer, tomatoes, and salsa that's hotter than the Texas summer heat! Our tomato plants have been giving us an abundance lately so what else would you do than make salsa? We didn't have a...

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Milling Your Own Fresh Flour

Who doesn't love an amazing fresh, warm, loaf of bread straight from the oven? As we set out learning more and more about nutrition, we have realized how much convenience has made us unhealthy in many ways, but food especially. Prior to the 1900 most bread baked in...

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Review – Azure Standard

Groceries. It's a hot topic with a lot of people, especially families. How do we afford to eat the way we want with growing grocery prices? Our diet goals It's been a long and slow change as far as how we eat. 14 years ago when we had two kids, versus now with six....

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Our Homesteading Journey

Every journey has a beginning, middle, and of course an end. We're still writing the middle part of our journey and learning so much along the way. At the time of writing this post, we'll have been on our property for two years. But where did this journey start? Queue...

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Homesteading Failures Cost Lives

That's a pretty dramatic statement isn't it? Let me put it this way, sometimes we have really good success in this homesteading life and sometimes we have losses and the losses end up being the life of an animal we're raising here on the homestead. The successes are...

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Learning to milk goats

It's true what they say. Chickens ARE the gateway (drug) animal to homesteading! After almost a year of learning about and raising chickens, we felt like we were ready for the big(ger) leagues. While a family milk cow is certainly a goal for us, we wanted to work our...

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We needed a break, y’all

You might have noticed the blog (and videos) have been on a hiatus. The last blog post was from March of 2017! And the last video was nearly 9 months (from this posting) ago! They say don't put all your eggs in one basket. Ooops. A lot of factors went into this break....

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We're Sal & Cassandra, a husband and wife homesteading duo. Our family left the big city to start a new life in the woods of East Texas. Keep reading...

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