Goals for our homestead

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...
Fecal Float Tests

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

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...
How hard are goats to raise?

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...
Recipe – Country Salsa

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...
Milling Your Own Fresh Flour

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...
Review – Azure Standard

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...
Strawberry Picking and Jam Making!

Strawberry Picking and Jam Making!

It’s April and that means strawberries!! (Or being in Texas, it could mean March, or February, HAHA). We had 20lb of beautiful organic strawberries begging to be preserved. I wish I could say they were from our own land, but no. We’re working on...
Hand Mixed Fermented Chicken Feed: Our Process

Hand Mixed Fermented Chicken Feed: Our Process

Why bother to make your own feed? Many times you hear the question, “Which feed is best for chickens?”. Most of the time the answer is pre-made, perfectly formulated, and mass produced feed that you find in your local feed stores (organic or non-organic)....
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