Homestead Blog Hop #175

Homestead Blog Hop #175

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! I don’t know about the weather where you live, but I’m feeling a definite change in the weather this week. Suddenly, we’ve gone from pleasant days of lows in the 50s and highs in the upper 70s to lows in the 60s and...
Homestead Blog Hop #174

Homestead Blog Hop #174

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! First of all, yes, Almond had her babies. She had twin doelings. This goat really spoils me with all of the girls she gives me, but good grief it makes it difficult to part with any of them. And they’re all so darn cute. Need a...
Homestead Blog Hop #173

Homestead Blog Hop #173

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! Well, still no goat kids… I think I may have a case of spring fever because I’ve been spending a lot of time this week on decluttering and cleaning the house. I still don’t feel like I’ve made much progress,...
Homestead Blog Hop #172

Homestead Blog Hop #172

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! Things are picking up here at the homestead, and spring is in the air. The gradual increase in daylight hours means my hens are finally coming off of strike and laying again. Even my tiny Serama’s are giving me a couple eggs a...
Beginner’s Guide to Raising Ducks

Beginner’s Guide to Raising Ducks

I have been pleasantly surprised by how much I’ve enjoyed raising ducks. My experience with ducks was extremely limited growing up. I had one neighbor who kept them, but they weren’t very friendly and he kept them locked in a horse stall their entire...
Homestead Blog Hop #171

Homestead Blog Hop #171

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! Good news, my bout with the crud is over and so far no one else has gotten sick. Contamination avoidance for the win! This week has seen a lot of progress behind the scenes for me, which I’m pretty excited about. We lost a good...
Homestead Blog Hop #170

Homestead Blog Hop #170

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! Well, it was bound to happen…I’ve caught the crud. I’ve been fighting it since before Christmas. Taking my Zyrtec, doubling up on my Vitamin C, I even added in some Nasacort for good measure. I probably should have...
Heart-Shaped Bird Seed Ornaments

Heart-Shaped Bird Seed Ornaments

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and the song birds in our life could use a little love too. These hanging bird seed ornaments are a really cute way to decorate outside, while also benefiting our feathered friends. The mix is very sticky, so I recommending using a...
Homestead Blog Hop #169

Homestead Blog Hop #169

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! We’re finally settling into our regular routine after Christmas and all of our traveling. It feels good to be back in the groove. I still haven’t spent enough time getting my gardening goals accomplished, but this...
Homestead Blog Hop #168

Homestead Blog Hop #168

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. My family and I traveled to Ohio to spend Christmas with my side of the family. Unfortunately, we learned while we were there that my grandpa’s illness was terminal,...