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Blue Slate Turkeys; A New Adventure

The summer is half over, school is about to start back, and I am finally doing this post. Yeah, I’m slack 🙂  Life has been a whirlwind, it seems like the days go by so quickly and so much happens … Continue reading

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Another Reason To Get Started Homesteading!

It is spring 2014, quickly approaching summer. Across the nation drought and illness and loss of honey bees have caused major losses in our food supply. This means higher prices for the food you buy, from meat to dairy and … Continue reading

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Swarm Catching!

We had our first swarm from a hive started last year. I tried hard to prevent it, but thanks to neighbors we were able to catch it and start another hive, so mixed blessings. It means we may not have … Continue reading

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Parasite Management : Cross Grazing

This is a sequel post about parasite management, the first can be found here. Today I am going to talk about cross grazing different livestock to help control parasites and keep resistance to de-wormers or heavy parasite loads to a … Continue reading

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Garden is Growing!

Our first plantings this year were a dismal failure in many respects. An unpredictable spring with high temps followed by major frost made things I have always planted in February to be lost this year. Almost all of the heirloom … Continue reading

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Bees are Here!

It’s morning. I am sitting at my keyboard with my cup of coffee thinking of how to share the wonderful experience and feelings of finally getting our first bees. The sun is just coming up, and the birds are slowly … Continue reading

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Bees, Goats, Ducks, Pigs and Chickens, Oh-my!

Our new home has been wonderful when it comes to the homestead. We have only been here 5 months, but it has come a long way. We put in hours upon hours working to make it run smoothly, which is … Continue reading

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