Pops is Moving Without Me

Sept 27, 2019 Coordinating a move is nerve wracking when it's a short drive across town, but moving to another state is another story altogether.  We started the "Keep or Toss" game six months ago when my grandma passed away and my mom was moving in with us.  Take it from my emotional breakdown experience... Continue Reading →

Travel Trailer

After untold hours of research and visiting RV dealers, we have decided on a Grand Design 2800BH.  Pops isn't thrilled about the idea of living in a "trailer", but I'm looking at it as an adventure. Here are some links I found useful: RV Insider - reviews RV Trader - research prices across the country... Continue Reading →

Goat Info from Fias Co Farms

Fias Co Farms - Lots and Lots of Goat Info From the front page of Fias Co Farm's goat page: This site [Fiasco Farms] provides a multitude of information on the care and keeping of dairy goats, with an emphasis on a natural and humane approach. These pages contain information on all aspects of goat... Continue Reading →

Homesteading Lessons

  Surrender to making something out of nothing, over and over again. Never give up. Don’t name your animals! Don’t try to do it all at once. Add something new only after you’re comfortable with what you are already doing. There is no end goal.  There is no perfect plan. There is no one that... Continue Reading →

Too Many Figs

Ok, so there is no such thing as too many figs, but just in case, here is a list of ideas for what to do when you have an abundance of this amazing fruit.  Since figs in my house have never lasted long enough to do more than dehydrate the handful that ripped faster than... Continue Reading →

Growing Fodder for Chickens

I bought a 50 lb bag of barley last year with the plan to soak it for the chickens each week.  The bin was recently dug out of the garage and I figured I needed to either do it or dump it, so I grabbed a foil pan and got started.  A few days later... Continue Reading →

Websites, YouTube, & Blogs

An every changing list of resources. Add your favorites in the comments and I'll check them out!  Books have been moved to their own list.   WEBSITES- Homesteading Today · Homestead Hustle by Mother Earth News · Survival Podcast   YOUTUBE · Maple Creek Farm PNW  (me! me! me!) Subscribe so we can get a custom URL!... Continue Reading →

Must Haves & Tips

A list of things you "must have" to run a homestead, farmstead, hobby farm, etc. that I've collected from forum posts.  Not everyone needs everything, like electricity in the barn, but it's something to consider. Clean water!  Nothing else matters if you have no access to water. Shelter – anything that will keep you out... Continue Reading →

The Excavator

When we put in the offer to purchase our property, the seller offered to return and level the build site for us.  Honestly, we expected this agreement to fall through even though it was in the purchase contract.  It would have cost just as much to take him to court as it would be to... Continue Reading →

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