The LONG AWAITED time is finally here! We are breeding our cow Ladybug! More on that in a minute… The week started with an exciting package I got in the mail. I have been using game cameras for years to keep track of wildlife on my own property, pattern their movements, and for security […]
This week we had a special visitor, whom many of you guessed correctly… Special because we love this guy… but also because he was our FIRST VISITOR to our new homestead. And also a special visitor because he helped us build a BEAUTIFUL new milking stanchion for our cows. If you are planning on […]
Wake up, put on warm cloths, and head outside in cold November morning. Walking out to the barn, cleaning the area, getting the cows in place, milking, cleaning again, bringing it all inside, straining and separating, cooling, and cleaning. All to do it again that evening. Is it worth it? All this work? OH YEA […]
Since the very first episode of Homesteady, we have been asking the question: IS THIS WORTH IT? Will the investment of your time, money, and energy into your latest homesteading endeavor give you a return? And how do we measure these returns: financially, emotionally, in terms of gains in personal health and nutrition, or more broadly […]
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In our endeavor to start a homestead dairy operation, we have gone through more goats that you can believe. There was the goat that busted out of the escape proof pig pen, and the goat that was too loud. The goat we listed on Craigslist two days after purchasing her from an ad… on Craigslist. […]