• Animals,  Farms,  Projects

    A Day in the Life of a Homesteading Mama

    There’s a poem in the beginning of The Encyclopedia of Country Living about the life of a homesteading woman. I want to share it with you: Mama’s Mama by: Anna Rees Henton Mama’s Mama, on a winter’s day, Milked the cows and fed them hay, Slopped the hogs, saddled the mule, And got the children off to school. Did a washing, mopped the floors, Washed the windows and did some chores. Cooked a dish of home-dried fruit, Pressed her husband’s Sunday suit, Swept the parlor, made the bed, Baked a dozen loaves of bread. Split some wood and lugged it in, Enough to fill the kitchen bin, Cleaned the lamps…

  • Farms,  Projects

    Farm Boy 3’s Letter to Joel Salatin

    Farm Boy 3 just wrote a letter to Joel Salatin, and I wanted to share it with all of you! (His spelling and punctuation need a little work, but it’s so cute!). Dear Joel Saliten. How are you doing? I liked your scene in Food inc, I hope you still have your farm when I am a grown up. I am going to inerduce myself. 1. I am eight years old. 2. I live on a farm. 3. My name is Noah. Also my parents went to hear you speak about your farm. When we buchure chicens, I pull heads and pull guts and seperate livers + hearts. dad cuts…

  • Farms,  Projects

    How to Wash Eggs

    Farm Boy 3 and I taped this video. Both Farm Boy 1 and 2 were holding cameras, and I went with the one that Farm Boy 1 had been holding, even though I had been looking at Farm Boy 2's camera. Oops. Well, I'm not great on camera, but you can at least learn how to wash eggs from this! :)

  • Farms,  Projects

    Whole, Healthy Foods on the Brain

    Today I have lots of food on my brain! 🙂   Tomorrow I begin a new little “business” I’m starting. It’s the beginnings of us *someday* being able to grow, sell, and deliver farm fresh foods. But for now, since all we’ve grown & can sell are chickens, I am picking up foods from other local farms. I also do bulk orders of coconut oil, coconut milk, beans, seeds, etc., and divide them up and deliver. I originally thought I would do this every week, but after this week’s amount of work, I am thinking every 2 weeks will be sufficient. =) So, today, I went to a farm, one…