Welcome to this week’s Homesteader Hop!
Around our homestead this week, we have been working on adding yet more electric fencing, specifically a couple of high strands to both keep a certain 8 foot-leaping goat (really) in, and the coyotes and hungry bears out. We haven’t had any losses from predators yet, but it’s only a matter of time as wolf and coyote populations on the island increase, so adding higher strands to our fence will hopefully be a good proactive move. Also, we might want to strangle the aforementioned goat less often.
We also have been enjoying watching all the new lambs and kids leap around on the new grass……honestly, who needs television when you’ve got babies to entertain you?!
In other homestead news, we’ve planted some peas, beets, radishes and the strawberries are coming up in their beds. Simon’s been digging fresh compost into all the beds ready for each new planting. And we have been outside working on post-winter cleanup in between all the spectacular thunderstorms.
On with this week’s hop! I’m looking forward to seeing what you’ve all been up to!
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Hi All! In 2013 my husband and I purchased our home and have been transforming it into our dream homestead. Follow along at A Chick And Her Garden and see how our little slice of heaven grows. I’ll be sharing our experiences, animals, crafts, recipes and more!
This is the story of our family as we downsize our lives and increase our self-sufficiency. We left a city home and city salary behind to create a homestead on 2.5 acres in the mountains!
I’m Jess, a Christian wife & mama of 3 sweet kiddos living a simple life in the great state of Tennessee. My husband & I raise goats, honeybees, chickens, & horses on our 6 acre homestead. I love to share with you about frugal living & self-sustainability through homesteading, homemaking, and homeschooling!
As a homesteader at heart Dana loves things that increase production, self-sufficiency and efficiency. You will most often find her in the garden, seeing to the animals or sitting in the sun watching her children play. In the kitchen, she always doing something; dreaming up new recipes, fermenting, baking, cooking and making soap or skincare. Dana also works part-time as a nurse at the local hospital. As a family, they are living in the south of stunning New Zealand on 10 acres as they are working towards self-sufficiency. Dana is happiest when she has several projects on the go, creating a big mess while making delicious and beautiful things.
Erin’s a homeschooling, homesteading small farming mother of three with too many unfinished quilting projects and not nearly enough animals yet. In her “spare” time, she writes at her blog The Usual Mayhem, and is the author of the Farmschooling curriculum series.
Cery loves to teach all about traditional foods and old fashioned homecrafts. When she’s not playing in the kitchen or craft room, she’s working on her Master Herbalist Certification or foraging Central Oklahoma for wild edibles. She has a passion for all things natural and homemade and is currently in the beginning stages of a love affair with pottery.
Our Featured Posts Of The Week!
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