Raising Chicks: Our experience

Raising Chicks: Our experience

One day in November 2016, we got a box of happiness at our post office…16 fluffy day old baby chicks! Our first venture at raising livestock. The books/websites had been read, our homemade brooder box was ready, and we had a bunch of excited children! ¬†Chicks...
January 2017 update!

January 2017 update!

So, we haven’t updated in awhile. Life while trying to start a homestead has been exceptionally busy! We have been working non-stop to get our chicken coop fully finished (adding a permanent run), planning a small garden for this year, building up compost, and...
Hugel-what?

Hugel-what?

Hugelkultur! A german word pronounced “Hoo-gul-culture”, means hill culture or hill mound. It’s something that I have learned through my permaculture studying and we’ll be applying to our gardening this year. It’s a pretty simple...
Beginning our Homestead Journey

Beginning our Homestead Journey

We’ve officially moved in to the middle of the Piney Woods in Deep East Texas! It’s been a long 4 weeks of house renovations, but it’s been well worth it! It’s time to start plotting out where our fall garden will go, and to start getting the...
Leaving the Big City

Leaving the Big City

Suburban/City life has been what we’ve known for as long as we can remember, but it’s never been something we wanted to continue. There were dreams of being able to move to the country, where it was quiet, slower, and more peaceful. We would watch videos...
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