Monthly Archives: October 2010

Dressing out a Deer

It’s hunting season, and this blog is all about our little homestead and how we live, so here goes one of the less pleasant parts of our lives; getting meat from field to freezer. Be aware that this may not … Continue reading

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Zombie Lurch, Renaissance Fair, Halloween?

Halloween is almost upon us. There are many different views on the value of this day, and it’s the source of much controversy. No matter what the beginning of Halloween, many people will be out on the streets and pounding … Continue reading

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Sources for Gluten-free Flours and Recipes

This post is primarily for the person beginning the gluten-free diet. I am sharing the sources I use most after 5 years of GF baking. While still expensive, if you have a freezer to store flours bought in bulk or … Continue reading

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Review of Nourashing Traditions, a Book on Healthful Eating

I wanted to share a book with you that I have found very helpful in improving my family’s health. It’s called “Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats” by Sally Fallon. Note; I am … Continue reading

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Chaffhaye; Day 5

Okay, I have given the Chaffhaye a few days before continuing this topic. For those that missed it, I am trying a bagged, partially fermented hay with my nigerian dwarf dairy goats. You can read about our first day here. … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Carving Adventure!

This is the time of year for carving pumpkins and making memories! Not only can you teach your child about seasons, the history of Halloween, current practices, and art, your child will have tons of fun and especially enjoy doing … Continue reading

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Chaffhaye; The First Day

Today marked the beginning of feeding Chaffhaye to the goats. We have been feeding regular hay, such as rye-grass, coastal Bermuda, and alfalfa, but the waste of at least half of every bale and the respiratory problems if it gets … Continue reading

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Praying Mantis Legs for Supper?

Today I pulled peanuts in the garden. They are really a legume (bean family) and wonderful for revitalizing garden soil! Not to mention all the animals love them, as do we. While carrying a load to the yard to remove … Continue reading

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Funny Farm Pictures

Here are some pictures of the fun times here at Nigerian Meadows! We love our animals like children, and even our kids spend a lot of time with them. We normally don’t think combining a bunch of different animals is … Continue reading

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Going on Vacation; How to Prepare

If you have ever had animals, you know that vacations can be rough. Do you take them or leave them? If left, who will you entrust them to? When it comes to your milk goats, that can become even more … Continue reading

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