When we first started raising chickens, we gave them grain that we bought from tractor supply. And then I got into foraging and started foraging for the chickens in the spring summer and fall. So our cost of feed went WAY down and then winter hit and I couldn't walk through the yard and find… Continue reading Time to Fodder
A blacksmith is a metalworker that creates objects by forging metal, using tools to hammer, bend, and cut. Blacksmiths produce objects such as grilles, sculpture, tools, weapons, agricultural implements, railings, decorative and religious items, light fixtures, cooking utensils and furniture. To many people blacksmith can mean and be many different things. It can be a hobby,… Continue reading What is it to be a Blacksmith?
When we first started Blacksmithing, we didn't really have a equipment to do it in a very productive way. The very first forge we built was made out of a popcorn bucket with a hole at the bottom, an old frying pad, a hair drier, and a plastic cup. Although it may look a little… Continue reading Our Blacksmith Journey Thus Far
We had a very broody hen and a semi-broody hen earlier in the year. One kept pecking at us when we removed eggs each morning. So we decided to let them try and hatch some. They both did a great job and ended up co-mummying together really well! They hatched 7 chicks. The only issue… Continue reading The Chicks of 2018
Have you ever wished there was a cheaper way out there to wash you clothes with less chemicals? Well you can stop wondering and start SAVING $$ money!! I have been making our laundry detergent for about 2 years now and I will never go back to store bought. I spend a couple hours one… Continue reading Making Detergent
CAUTION: This post will include pictures that some may view as graphic. In this post we talk about our first time butchering our own pig. Proceed with that in mind. Thank you and enjoy. Leave a comment or send us pictures of your pig experiences. Or tag us on Instagram or Facebook so we can see your… Continue reading Our First Pig Butchering
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We have had chickens for about 2 years now and they have all been just backyard chickens, and a few roosters, with dark coloring. We have even hatched some of our own at this point. One fateful day while I was on my way to work I saw a chicken in the road. So I… Continue reading The story of Blanka
How to Boil Peanuts at home. Step by Step Guide 🙂 We bought 4 bushels of raw green peanuts and decided to try our hand at boiling them at home. The one thing we learned though this process is to be patient and that we won't be doing this in our kitchen next year. We… Continue reading Boiling Peanuts at Home
Hello and welcome to our website. We are 3 people in pursuit of self-sufficiency and happiness in life. We want more than the normal "9-5 workday with weekends off." For now we all 3 have full time jobs, but we still find plenty of time for our little homestead. Home is where we grow, farm,… Continue reading Welcome!