It’s a foggy mid-May morning here at Serenity. Yesterday I worked in the garden planting more zinnias, marigolds, chard, and my mystery seedlings that turned out to flax. I also picked snow peas, harvested greens off young beets and carrots, snagged a few clover blossoms, peppermint for a relaxing foot bath after shearing this morning,Continue reading “What to Plant in Your Tennessee Garden in June”
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Pros and Cons of Dairy Goats on a Small Farm or Homestead
In 2018, I brought home two Nigerian Dwarf Goat doelings that I named Cora and Alice, after the female characters in Last of the Mohicans. At the time, I was dealing with allergies to wheat, legumes, nuts, and soy, all of which are common nonmeat protein sources. Additionally, I later discovered that I’m allergic toContinue reading “Pros and Cons of Dairy Goats on a Small Farm or Homestead”
Injuries on the Homestead
Several weeks ago my mom’s red heifer got loose. I was in the field trotting after her when I dropped my foot into a hole. I ended up with a moderate sprain and a dislocated bone. It was NOT fun. That is just one of many injuries I’ve sustained on the homestead over the pastContinue reading “Injuries on the Homestead”
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!”
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”
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)”
First week of Spring or “Let the Games Begin”: This Week March 22 – 28, 2021
It’s three in the morning on Sunday. I am listening to the steady downpour of rain on the tin roof and wind. The entire week has centered around this one day. Every day preparation for this storm and next week when we are not able to bring in supplies to the farm by kyack likeContinue reading “First week of Spring or “Let the Games Begin”: This Week March 22 – 28, 2021″
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”