A Traditional Skills Life

This morning I got up and drank coffee. I used sorghum from my friend’s sorghum mill to sweeten it and fresh goat’s milk from my own flock that I pasteurized on the stovetop last night. For breakfast I ate rice with greens from our garden cooked in home made chicken broth with a side ofContinue reading “A Traditional Skills Life”

Rounding up Loose Cattle – Surprise Adventure!

I absolutely adore our little Kine of Cattle. However, sometimes they are a handful! Yesterday afternoon was one of those days when the grass was greener on the other side. Profit and June found a loose strand of wire and took off without Asset. He was NOT happy, but he helped me fix the fence.Continue reading “Rounding up Loose Cattle – Surprise Adventure!”

Bloom Where you are Planted – The Platitude I Love and Hate as a Domestic Abuse Survivor

Trigger warning. I will be discussing Domestic Violence and miscarriage due to violence. . To watch the TikTok – follow click here. The first time I heard the phrase “Bloom where you are planted” I was in an abusive marriage. It was my “counselor” who told me that phrase. This was the worst piece ofContinue reading “Bloom Where you are Planted – The Platitude I Love and Hate as a Domestic Abuse Survivor”

What To Plant In a Survival/Victory Garden

This garden will provide the bulk of our food for the year. If you are new to gardening or you are new to growing food for survival in uncertain time then this post is for you. This is how we decide what to grow to feed ourselves.

Rainy Day Chores: Vlogtober 3, 2021

It’s a wet mess outside. I’m well as pleased with the rain, though, because we need it. Here’s a small peek into what chores are like on a rainy day.

Blogtober 1, 2021: A Quiet Evening

The last days of summer and first days of autumn are melting into each other as the leaves fall off the trees. Most of the summer I have spent the evenings fighting Asset to treat his allergy eyes. Yes. My might ox suffers from hay fever. As the pollen wanes he has recovered and weContinue reading “Blogtober 1, 2021: A Quiet Evening”

Our Vegan Elderberry Syrup is FINALLY Available for Sale in All States!

My Exciting News I am SOOOOOO excited to post this today. I started this journey in 2015 in the 120 year old farmhouse at my first farm and homestead. I knew so little. My first few batches were not great. The berries were sour, dusty, dried ones off of Amazon and Ebay. No matter whatContinue reading “Our Vegan Elderberry Syrup is FINALLY Available for Sale in All States!”

How to Treat Common External Problems in Sheep : Hoof Problems (Shepherding Series Installment Four)

Last month we laid the groundwork and frame for discussing the external common problems faced by shepherds and sheep. To read that post – Click Here. Following that framework we are starting off with Hooves. To watch the accompanying video please Click Here. This month we are heading into the actual problems and how IContinue reading “How to Treat Common External Problems in Sheep : Hoof Problems (Shepherding Series Installment Four)”