When I was young our family had a wood burning stove in our family room. It was located in our basement, and it was the only heat source we had in the family room. We used it religiously. By the time I went off to college I was sure that I had perfected the art… Read More Easily Start Any Fire
Pitch Sticks. Our Pitch sticks are perfect for backpacking. Roughly the same size as a match, these little sticks are packed full of pitch and perfect for starting fires but light weight enough to tuck away in even the smallest spaces.
This is how we harvest Goji Berries. We have had some questions about how we harvest our Goji berries. In order to help answer your questions we I have created a video documenting our high tech procedure of harvesting this super healthy berry and how we then utilize it on our farm. I hope this… Read More Harvesting Goji Berries
Today as I woke I could definitely feel winter in the air. Although the daytime temperatures still keep us warm, the night time temperatures are dropping and the wind is blowing in cold air instead of the warm summer breezes. As winter approaches we know that in order to be prepared for the changes that… Read More 7 Steps to Prepare for Winter
At the beginning of the year I set some goals for this year. We are just a little over half way through the year and so I decided to take a look at my list and see where I am with my goals and if I need to adjust some of them. This is a… Read More 2017 Goals update!
When we moved to our homestead one of the first things that I wanted to do was plant grass. I had planted grass before, so I was sure that I could do it again. I prepared the area, planted the seeds, and watered it daily. Unfortunately that was not enough. I don’t exactly know all… Read More We have grass!
This summer my husband decided to take a position as camp director for a summer camp. He is really good at what he does and he enjoys the job, but the pay is pretty low. Because of that we were not able to put any money into our farm this summer. However, I have still… Read More Help from friends!
We are often told that finding balance in our lives is important. I couldn’t agree more, but I have found that balance looks very different than what I use to think it was. I use to think we give a little bit of what we have to all of the things that are important, but… Read More Finding Balance
Sometimes when we build things there is a plan that is made months in advance. Other times we build based on what is available. This is the case with our Cayuga ducks. We had an area where we could raise our Cayuga ducks, and all we needed to do was add a fence to keep… Read More An Upgrade For the Cayuga Ducks
Last year I tried a few different things to get my sunflowers up and growing without the mice eating them every time they came out of the ground. You can read about some of my attempts here. This year I planted sunflowers again, and I knew that I needed to try something new. I knew… Read More Sunflowers and Mice