Our Year in Photos 2016

Our Year in Photos 2016

So I’m already starting off the year with being behind. Anybody with me? You know, when I started this blog, I thought it would be a nice way to have somewhat of an online diary of sorts. Where if my computer crashed and I lost all of my photos and information…it would be “safely” tucked […]

Raising Meat Rabbits: Easy Breeding Program for Consistent Food Production

Raising Meat Rabbits: Easy Breeding Program for Consistent Food Production

Raising meat rabbits is a really easy way to provide healthy food for your family. And developing a breeding program that fits your family’s needs will enable you to do so on a consistent basis that takes the stress out of both over (and under) production. Today I’d like to show you my very simple […]

Backyard Farmers: You Make a Difference!

Backyard Farmers: You Make a Difference!

This is for my fellow backyard farmers. Whether you have an apartment balcony, 1/2 an acre, or a handful of land to call your own. For those who do it yourself. Make it yourself. Grow it yourself. Anything…everything…something. No matter how little or how much you’re currently growing, raising, or making- you make a difference! […]

You Have Too Many Animals.

You Have Too Many Animals.

“You have too many animals.” I would venture to guess there are many of you who have heard this one. Am I right? Well, me too. And it’s no big deal. Can’t help but laugh at those t-shirts and memes that proclaim the proud crazy chicken lady with her 1, 5, 12, don’t-judge-me number of […]

In the Garden: July 1st

In the Garden: July 1st

I find it very helpful to take photos throughout the growing season to track progress and to help me better prepare for the years ahead. And I know that, when researching hugelkultur prior to embarking upon this permaculture growing method myself, there were few start-to-finish articles available. So I’d like to make sure I share […]

Permaculture Gardening: Working With Nature, Not Against It

Permaculture Gardening: Working With Nature, Not Against It

Although our last frost is just a few weeks behind us, I have been gardening for months. And by that, I mean preparing- taking in knowledge, planning in my garden journal, building new hugelkultur raised garden beds, drying out duck bedding for mulch, depleting the manure piles…and of course, planting and watching everything come to […]

Farm Photo Update

Farm Photo Update

Living on a busy hobby farm provides countless beautiful opportunities for great photos. Springtime is especially busy for us this year with all of the new babies surrounding us: pigs, turkeys, rabbits, and chicks. There’s no doubt that spring brings all kinds of new life, whether it be new animals, the buds on the trees, […]

Raising Meat Rabbits: What to Expect When Babies are Expected

Raising Meat Rabbits: What to Expect When Babies are Expected

If you’ve thought about raising meat rabbits, you are not alone! The popularity of “Cuniculture” is on the rise amongst backyard homesteaders as a way of providing delicious, protein-rich, lean meat for their families. Cuniculture is the agricultural practice of breeding and raising domestic rabbits, usually for their meat, fur, or wool. And, of course, […]

How to Prepare for {and Save Money On!} Canning Season

How to Prepare for {and Save Money On!} Canning Season

There is no season I look forward to more than canning season. Except maybe gardening season, but the two go hand in hand, don’t they? It makes me as anxious as my kids are for their after-nap-treat. And as the canning shelves start getting lighter and my boxes of empty jars begin to stack up […]

Planning for the Cold Climate Heirloom Garden

Planning for the Cold Climate Heirloom Garden

It’s that time of year. I’m guessing that if you haven’t yet placed your seed order for the upcoming gardening season, you’ve at least thought about it. Because even if you might be under piles of snow at the very moment, spring is just around the corner. For some of us, that corner is a […]