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”
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”
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.
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.
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”
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)”
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″
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”
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”
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”