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”

Springing up: This Week at Kind Fibers March 14-20

It was a good, full week on the homestead. The Earth began her magical transformation from a drab and barren pallor to green and vibrant robes adorned with yellow, purple, and blue flower gems. Even the sky adorned her with an azure crystalline crown. Even with the green coming up we are still feeding hayContinue reading “Springing up: This Week at Kind Fibers March 14-20”

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”

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”

Housing Sheep – Shepherding Series Installment Two

Welcome back to the shepherding series. Today we are exploring the options for housing sheep. If you would like to watch the accompanying video, please do. There are two common options for where sheep live, at least in most areas. They can either be out on pasture or sleep in a secured barn at nightContinue reading “Housing Sheep – Shepherding Series Installment Two”

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”

Mending Clothes – a Forgotten Skill with Global Impact

I recently made a trip to the thrift store to purchase new long sleeved men’s shirts for the winter. I happily found three shirts in like new condition. Two were missing buttons, yet the replacement buttons were still attached at the bottom of the placket. I suspect the missing button may have been the reasonContinue reading “Mending Clothes – a Forgotten Skill with Global Impact”