There has been a lot of talk about our pigs recently, but we need to make plans for want to do with all those critters. I talk about the plans for them, and I answer some FAQ about the move. There are lots more to come that we will share as it happens. We areContinue reading “Much Ado about Piglets”
The first step in the starting over process was making the decision. We have done that. Then we had to start looking for a new home. We have done that too. We actually put in an offer on a new place last week. It was accepted and we are moving forward with it. It isContinue reading “Starting Over Again Part 2 – Homestead for sale.”
A long time ago… in a place far far away… THE GREATHITES That is how all great stories start, right? In this case, it is not all that epic, but still at least mostly true. Almost 20 years ago now, we bought our house in New York and started our adventures in homesteading. About 3Continue reading “Starting Over … Again?”
We have been anticipating breeding pigs and having piglets for a couple of years now. Earlier this year we were finally able to get a boar to breed our two sows. The day we have been working toward for a while has finally arrived. We have piglets! For people who have been doing this forContinue reading “It Finally Happened”
It is almost time for #piglets on our little #homestead. We are getting things set up so the Momma pig has her own space.
Kids are their own challenge. We love our kids very much, and love having them around and helping on the homestead, but here are some of the homestead-specific challenges that we have faced. Some you might expect and some you might not. Thank you to homesteady for the idea for this video If you areContinue reading “The Challenges of kids on the Homestead”
As the colder weather starts to set in, I thought it would be a good time to talk about how we prepare our homestead for the coming winter.
As always happens you have the beautiful part of the Fall, and then you have the part you have to clean up. That is where we are now. So here is what we got done this weekend.
We start with a rainy day but the truth is we have a lot to be grateful for, and I spend some time talking about what I believe is the most essential part of life.
We have been doing this for a while now, and while we are far from experts, I think we have learned a few things along the way that I think were important to share.