Post Archives from the ‘Goals’ Category



Riding

Posted on: May 8th, 2014 by
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The other day at a child’s birthday party a friend offered rides on his motorcycle to some of us moms.  Many of us realized that it had been a long while since we had been the cute young girls that the bad boy was taking on his bike, so we were all in! A really enjoyable experience, all on its own, but I found myself seeing Continue reading the story "Riding"

Spring critters

Posted on: April 19th, 2014 by
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Things are greening, I've been planting, the windows are open, and there are more animal calls to be heard-it is definitively Spring.
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My hatchling and the new additions

I could not let my one surviving chick from my first attempt at incubation grow up alone, so my youngest and I drove over to Continue reading the story "Spring critters"

Incubation

Posted on: March 24th, 2014 by
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I feel an update is necessary on this issue; my first attempt at incubation did not go well. We started the incubator with 21 eggs arbitrarily chosen (mostly by my almost 4 year old) from all of my hens.  I had purchased a Styrofoam incubator from my local Tractor Supply, because the "plans" for the homemade model began to get complicated and were not getting implemented.  Continue reading the story "Incubation"

Is it time to expand?

Posted on: March 4th, 2014 by
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Frugal February went off without a hitch.  We ate up a bunch of stored stuff, finished some projects that were in a state of near completion, and began plans to meet more of the goals on our way to sustainable homesteading. Some things were not as great.  I had a massive failure of the garden seedlings I had started in January; nearly 50 plants lost in Continue reading the story "Is it time to expand?"

Planning for Chicks

Posted on: February 6th, 2014 by
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We have 15 chickens right now in our flock.  I have a variety of breeds, most bought at my local feed store.  I have 2 Australorpes, a Buff Orpington, 3 Rhode Island Reds, 2 Americanas, 2 Barred Rocks, and 5 Freedom Rangers including my 2 roosters.  The Rhodies, Rocks and Rangers were bought because they are considered to be dual purpose birds (meaning they provide Continue reading the story "Planning for Chicks"

New Year, Fresh Ideas

Posted on: January 6th, 2014 by
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The holidays are past and it is time for me to get back to work. We had a very busy holiday season.  Our home was invaded by loved ones.  For Thanksgiving six of our family members came for ten days and another four for just the weekend.  We also had several friends over for the day, bringing the total of people who ate here to 32, Continue reading the story "New Year, Fresh Ideas"

Another Critter

Posted on: October 29th, 2013 by
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It seems there is some force in the universe that knows we are trying to do this farming thing.  Not to say we are all that well prepared for it, but it is the end goal of our property.  Part of farming, in my mind, is critters.  We want several kinds; goats, horses, rabbits, turkey, etc. to go along with the chickens and ducks we Continue reading the story "Another Critter"

Considering where we are in homesteading…

Posted on: August 23rd, 2013 by
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My life is very home-centered.  I have been a stay at home mom since 2007, with the birth of our second daughter, and that time has brought my attention to minute details of what comes into and what leaves my home.  Always concerned with health and environmental issues, I became obsessed with making certain that only the best came into my home and that I Continue reading the story "Considering where we are in homesteading…"