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!”

The Most Important Two Questions I Ever Asked Myself as a Woman Homesteader

It’s no secret to anyone who homesteads that a traditional skills lifestyle can be challenging. Winter, spring, summer or fall there are chores to do, livestock and plants to tend, and housework that seems to never end. It can be exhausting and overwhelming. Sometimes that exhaustion is overwhelming to the point we want to giveContinue reading “The Most Important Two Questions I Ever Asked Myself as a Woman Homesteader”

Mini’s 2021 fleece is currently available

Mini’s 2021 fleece was just shorn today. It is GORGEOUS. Breed – Merino,  Romney, Jacob and Mystery Staple  – 4 to 5 inches Color  – mostly very light grey/lilac with lighter and darker spots Fineness  – softer than Jacob and Romney but not as fine as Merino. Good for scarves and hats, but not babyContinue reading “Mini’s 2021 fleece is currently available”

When the Spring Goes Dry: A Very Honest Post About Recovering from Domestic Violence and Trauma

Years ago at the other farm our spring ran out of water and we had to switch to the emergency tank. It was not pleasant drinking from that tank. But even more unpleasant was making the trek up the side of the holler to clear out the blockage. Part of me feels like the pastContinue reading “When the Spring Goes Dry: A Very Honest Post About Recovering from Domestic Violence and Trauma”

The Chickens, The Dogs, and the Garden Hose – Our Third Night Ever on Our First Homestead

I thought it would be a good week for a funny story. Enjoy! Our first three nights in August at our first homestead were quite peaceful. Mommy and I spent several days, with the help of the Baker Flock, building a coop for our 31 young chickens. At the time my bitties were only 7Continue reading “The Chickens, The Dogs, and the Garden Hose – Our Third Night Ever on Our First Homestead”

This Week: Almost Spring

I can hardly believe March is here already. Just last week we had snow and ice blanketing the farm. This Week our pastures are beginning to come alive again. With the warming weather has come our yearly spring rains. They were heavy enough to send our cattle looking for shelter. We were fortunate to haveContinue reading “This Week: Almost Spring”

Meditations on Water

We have been under siege by water the past three weeks here at Serenity Cove. It has come in the form of rain, ice, hail, snow, and flood. I’ve quite a bit of time to think while doing chores about water. Yes, we are surrounded on three sides by water, but the shear amount ofContinue reading “Meditations on Water”

Spring Thaw – This Week – 02/21/2021-02/27/2021

Last week it felt like a world of ice and snow had moved into the Cove forever. I wore my flannel lined jeans until they could do chores on their own. I worried over our little kids out in the barn and my older hens. But this week…. This week the spring thaw began. PleaseContinue reading “Spring Thaw – This Week – 02/21/2021-02/27/2021”

Sheep Anatomy and Biology Basics: External – Shepherding Series Installment Three

I originally planned this month’s Shepherding post to be about the vet supplies to keep on hand. However, as I was writing about the topic it became apparent that the subject needs breaking down. Hence, this week is about the basic anatomy and biology of sheep. This foundational post is meant to give you anContinue reading “Sheep Anatomy and Biology Basics: External – Shepherding Series Installment Three”

Homesteaders Need a Day Off

Gd worked six days and the took a break. No matter if you believe in this story of creation or not, the fact that a rest day is built into an entire culture is pretty amazing. However, on a Homestead or farm it’s very tempting to work seven days a week. Chores like feeding animals,Continue reading “Homesteaders Need a Day Off”