It’s officially Fall here on the homestead and with the cooler temperatures, it’s the perfect time to start working on some outdoor projects. It’s also the time to start planning for Spring, which seems a bit crazy but chicks hatched now will be laying by early spring and the lack of demand for fertile eggs makes this the perfect time to hatch out chicks that I can keep for my own breeding programs or sell as started pullets later on. Fall is the perfect time to start all the background work necessary for spring projects. Since last year was a learning and growing year forRead More →

These pumpkin chocolate chip muffins are great slathered in butter for breakfast or as a quick snack in the afternoon. It’s a bonus that the kids loved them too which is pretty much my benchmark for a good keto recipe. If my sweet-toothed kids like them and can’t tell it’s a keto treat then it’s a winner!Read More →

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Dollar Store craft and I have to admit that I missed them dearly. With Halloween (arguably my favorite holiday) coming up I decided to mask up and brave the local DollarTree to see what I could find! The hardest part of the trip was settling for what type of craft to do but in the end, I settled for this fun dollar store Crystal Ball project! I think they will go perfectly with the potion jars we made a couple of years ago. Since I never know exactly how a craft is going to turn out IRead More →

Are you hoping to get fitter? Are you wanting to get back into exercising again? Regaining your love of fitness and making exercise a part of your life once again can feel like a massive challenge, and you may find yourself putting off getting started. Many people have good intentions to exercise more and lead a more active lifestyle, but many of these plans never get put into action. If your motivation levels are low and you often find a reason not to exercise, then you should find these suggestions will help you to overcome the barriers to fitness and get you back to beingRead More →

Running a farm, whether it is a tiny hobby farm or a large industrial production, is not without expenses, but there are a few things you can do to live even more frugally than you currently do and decrease your day-to-day costs. In 2021, American farmers will face a contradiction of increased income (mostly from retail increases) and higher input prices (mainly from fertilizer and feeds). No one knows for certain how this post-pandemic year and the policies of the incoming government will impact consumer buying and agricultural labor prices. It may be a year of profit reductions that need innovative cost-cutting measures. A savingsRead More →

Rabbits are not the first animal that comes to mind when people think about starting a homestead but they probably should be! This is especially true if you live on a smaller property or even within city limits. Rabbits are multi-purpose quiet animals that don’t require huge pastures or extensive land to be happy and healthy. Rabbits were one of the first animals we added to our homestead and they’ve been a pretty great addition! Here is why you should consider homesteading with rabbits along with your chickens, quail, and goats! Homesteading With Rabbits This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchaseRead More →

My kids love going to the movies. Popcorn, big screens, and the perfect movie were how we celebrated quite a few summer vacations. While some of their movie choices were dubious, I have to say that I wasn’t disappointed with this year’s selection. If you have young girls then there is a pretty good chance that they love horses and if you happened to be a young girl in the early 2000s then there is a pretty good chance that you’ll recognize the Spirit franchise. As a rabid horse girl, I loved Spirit and I watched the original with both of my girls pretty muchRead More →