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    Week 2 at Farmer’s Market

    Tonight, we had a better experience at the farmer’s market! We sold some whole chickens (YAY!), dozens of eggs, and various cuts of pork. We almost quadrupled our profit from last week, and we felt WAY more encouraged about the whole experience! We changed a few things this week: My husband built an A-frame stand, and I used 2 coats of chalkboard paint to make our very own chalkboard. When I looked up boards like this, they were $100-$200. The whole project took maybe an hour and the Farmer used scraps of wood from the barn and I used a can of chalkboard paint I’ve had sitting around forever. EASY…

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    We love to farm, but love doesn’t pay the mortgage

        Yesterday, on the way home from our first farmer’s market experience, my husband, The Farmer, said that if things keep going the way they have been, he will have to take on a part time job, come fall. My husband quit his full time job in mid-March. He had a good paying job. He always has had good paying, stable jobs, since we got married. So why did he quit? Because he’s had a passion, ever since I met him, to “do something that makes a difference.” He is an easy going guy and stays pretty even tempered even when he doesn’t like a situation…but he was having…

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    Friday Farm Photos 6/4

    Hi Everyone! This is The Farmer writing this post.  Yes, this is my first post ever on The Well Fed Homestead.  Brenda asked me to take some pictures and write this one since she is out of town today.  I agreed, not because I feel I am a brilliant writer or anything like that, but because I love Brenda so much, how could I possibly say, “No?” All of these photos came from my iPhone as I was working the farm, and some of them were taken by Farm Boys. The 15 pigs have been expanded to a new grass area.  They love it!  The electric netting always works well…

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    What age should a child be to mow the lawn?

    I love the things that I learn from all of you on Facebook. If you’re not following, you’ll want to make sure to join in on the conversation! I want to start sharing some of the things that I’ve learned with you right here! This week on Facebook, I asked “Do your kids mow the lawn? How old were they when they learned how?” The answers varied, between the onlinecasinogo.com.au ages of 6 and 12. Here are the percentages: 6 years old – 5% 7 years old – 11% 8 years old – 5% 9 years old – 28% 10 years old – 22% 11 years old – 11% 12…

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    Food Swap Video!

    I was able to participate in a very FUN "Food Swap" that my friend Bethany put together. People brought all kinds of great homemade stuff to trade. I loved it! If you're looking for me, I'm the giggly one. I always get like that when I'm on camera. ;)