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 →

It seems like the weather has made a decision and since it’s supposed to hit the high 90’s next week it seems like that decision is that summer is here. I’m happy to say that the rain has slowed down quite a bit and the farm is no longer a quagmire of mud. It definitely makes chores a bit more enjoyable! Homesteading in May has been a time for growing around the homestead. Our baby animals are growing up and moving from the brooders to life outside and the small garden we got set up is coming along nicely. We have quite a few projectsRead More →

When you think about homesteading there is a pretty good chance that several things come to mind. Chickens and gardens tend to be at the top of that list but what about goats? Homesteading with goats is very popular for a variety of reasons but it’s not always the first thing new homesteaders think about. Cows and sheep might be first on your mind but you’d be surprised to find out that goats can meet a lot of your homesteading needs in one cute and mischievous package! Homesteading with goats was an easy decision for me for a lot of reasons and while some ofRead More →

I am always looking for ways to save money and this is especially true for our food costs. Feeding a family of four can be pricy! My attempts to save money on the grocery bill have taken many forms over the years ranging from couponing to list-making & budgeting! We have cut out junk food and recently, thanks to our homesteading journey turned to hunting and raising our own meat. Of course, growing our own garden would be a great way to reduce our vegetable costs at the grocery store… but our garden is not yet producing and it’s going to take some time beforeRead More →

Since we have added quail to our homestead I have come to the conclusion that they are one of the best starter animals on a homestead. Raising quail in your backyard is perfect for those of you who want to raise your own meat or eggs but lack the room for larger poultry like chicken or ducks! Quail were my husbands idea and I have to say I’m pretty glad that he brought them up! They are funny to watch and while they might not be quite as friendly as the ducks or the chickens watching them hop around the coop and interact with eachRead More →

As part of our homesteading journey, we want to explore a lot of different DIY self-sufficient projects! In fact, part of the reason I got the two goats was with the intention of milking them when they came of age! With homegrown milk comes the option to make homemade cheese! Of course, we won’t be able to make cheese from our goat’s milk for a while longer, perhaps next fall. But that wasn’t going to stop me from trying things out a bit early and it turns out that making your own homemade cheese – while a bit time consuming, isn’t very hard at all!Read More →

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It has been a few years since I attempted a vegetable garden! While we were pretty successful and enjoyed the process other factors in our life kept us from trying again. This spring it was the knowledge that we would likely be moving – which we did! We have loved starting our own homestead so far and a garden has to be a part of that plan! Unfortunately, we moved well past the spring planting dates for our zone. I have never tried planning a fall garden before but this seems like a pretty great time to start! Planning A Fall Garden This post mayRead More →

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If you want to generate a second source of income, blogging can be surprisingly lucrative. In fact, a considerable number of people even rely on blogging to provide their main source of income. With the chance to focus on something you love and create your own schedule, launching a blog certainly sounds like an attractive way to make money.  Tips and Tricks to Make Money Blogging Pexels – CCO Licence This is a collaborative post. This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking one of these links I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. OfRead More →

With the kids home from school for the foreseeable future and the pressure on to keep them busy, I’ve been on the lookout for fun activities that we can do together. Watching the birds in the backyard has always been enjoyable in the mornings so when I saw this DIY bird feeder kit on amazon I knew it would be the perfect little project for me and kids. Next up perhaps we’ll try a birdhouse! The kit we picked came with everything you need to build the feeder (minus the hammer and any paints) and was relatively simple in its design. While the kids haveRead More →

Needle Felting

I always love finding new craft projects to try out! Everything from creating a one of a kind light switch to using up some old fabric to make a kitchen rug is fair game! I ran across the art of needle felting while browsing Pinterest Which is an excellent resource for finding inspiration when you’re looking for a new hobby to try out. I have to say that I was immediately attracted to the variety of things I saw people making with needle felting. It seems that with a bit of patience you can make anything you can think of. Not only that, but theRead More →