The biggest failure of our 2017 homesteading year was our Turkey endeavor.
We picked up 17 birds back in March. By the end of the next day only 2 were alive.
A few months back the female was killed by some predator. Leaving only one big Tom.
Homesteading is going to fill your life with ups and downs.
For the most part our turkey expirence was a bad one. BUT…
With the downs also come the ups!
And this week we put a 47 lb turkey in the freezer.
Our farm is now Turkey Free. Which is ok, because our freezer has some meat in it, and our feed bill is way down!
This last season we also raised Ducks for meat, and we shared the pasture to plate experience in a video.
Now Winter is here on the homestead. That means less meat and animal production. That leaves us more time to work with our newer livestock. K is spending lots of time training little Luna Moth, and Luna is less than thrilled about that…
Winter means less production for us, but it also means more snow! This can drive a homesteader crazy, especially if you live in a snowy part of the country, and don’t enjoy being cold. In todays video we share 3 tips with you that may make homesteading life a little better in the winter time.
In addition to all our new videos, we also released the first podcast episode of the new year!
It kicks off a 10 part series all about Homestead Businesses! Be sure to download that episode and subscribe to our podcast!
Find it in iTunes here, or search for it on stitcher or google play if your an Androider.
It has been a very busy week!
Not only have we been busy homesteading, but I have been busy meeting all our Homesteady Pioneers in our new forum for Pioneers Only!
We launched the forum on Monday, and I can’t believe how many interesting topics have already been discussed amongst the Pioneers!
- Why You Should Buy Silver and Gold
- Should You Turn Your Hobby Farm into a Business for Tax Write Offs? (answered by Accountant Mike)
- Where to Look for Good Foraging Advice for Beginners
- Wanna Homestead – Should You Buy Land and Build?
The Homesteady Pioneers are a wealth of knowledge. These forum discussions are incredible sources of information! I am learning so much thanks to our new community!
Happy Farm Friday!
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