Q and A: raising hogs, pinto beans, and pigs eating walnuts

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Raising hogs My husband and I are considering raising a couple of hogs. My question is about their feed and fencing. I saw that you and Will had used pallets for housing and fencing for...

We took a break from spring planting for a road trip

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The reason for the "road trip" was to look at a POA (Pony of the Americas — appaloosa pony) my sister found advertised on Craigslist. You'll remember our granddaughter, Ava, loves horses and really...

A good-hearted homesteader desperately needs your help

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I'm not a person who ever asks for serious help for myself. But here goes: Our wonderful apprentice, Alisha, lives in northern Wisconsin with her boyfriend, Pete. Last year he was at work and...

David and Elizabeth’s new baby is here!

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We are so excited to welcome the newest member of the family. She weighed in at 7 pounds 11 ounces and is so cute. Both Mom and Delilah are doing well, and I got...

Our beavers say it’s going to be a dry year

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They've built up their dam extra high this spring. And as we haven't had any rain in two weeks, I'm beginning to see why. Using this dry spell, Will spread a good layer of...