Unexpectedly, my husband lost his job last week. This causes all the usual panic and monetary considerations, and we certainly are no different. Fortunately, we started looking around and realized that we were not too badly off. In January we chose to slaughter all of our pigs due to the nuisance they had become; the freezer still contains many, many pounds of pork. We have eggs … Continue reading the story "Now it’s for real"
Post Archives from the ‘Rabbits’ Category
As often happens with folks who were not raised on farms, we find ourselves learning new things on a daily basis. This lesson revolves around our rabbits. While I had a number of different pets as a child, rabbits were not welcome in our household, so I have little knowledge and now just a year of experience with them. Compared to my knowledge of dogs, … Continue reading the story "A Sad Happening"
So, its been far too long since I sat down to write. A lot has happened since last summer... Sadly, not all of it was good and 2014 was a very personally challenging year for my family, my husband, and myself. Happily, we are moving forward. While I try to get back in the habit of posting, I thought a short update was in order. Too much … Continue reading the story "Back in the Groove"
I am not the only one with Spring Fever. Living in a small town has some unexpected features, one of which is the importance of the 4H fair. The kids were actually released early from school recently, so everyone could attend the county fair judging the kids crafts and livestock. Of course my school age girls are now very interested in 4H-especially my 7 year old … Continue reading the story "Preparing for Rabbits"
A little more than a week ago my family and I began our (second) annual Frugal February practices. If you have not heard of Frugal February I will give my explanation, which maybe different than others. I was introduced to this concept in December of 2012 via an online article. Essentially the author purported the practice of spending the month of February eating up the things … Continue reading the story "Frugal February"
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…"