Last year, in the early months of 2017, we had a dream to plant an orchard. Our family spent hours putting in fencing, digging holes, and planting trees. On May 30th, I watched a video on YouTube with Stefan Sobkowiak, where he walked the viewers through his permaculture orchard. Right then I decided to plant… Read More Permaculture Orchard
I never really know how my days are going to run on our farm. Problem 1 My conversation with my son went something like this: Me: Why didn’t you tell me the goats got into the orchard. Son: They didn’t. Me: Yes they did. Son: Oh you mean yesterday. Me: Yes I mean yesterday, I… Read More Whatcha Gonna Do
It is hard not to be grateful for all the blessings we have had this year. As we started a new phase of our lives it was difficult to see how things would work out. We still have a long ways to go, but we have had incredible support and encouragement from people who love… Read More We have had an amazing year!
In May I decided that it was time to start fencing in our 36 acres. That is a lot of fencing and it will take a lot of resources to get everything fenced in. However I reasoned that if I were to start and continue to make progress then I would see my fencing going… Read More Fencing Goes Up
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!