We do plan on having a fall homestead seminar

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Due to lots of requests, Will and I have decided to do what may be (due to our age, etc.) our last seminar. It will be held August 28th, 29th, and 30th. As usual,...

Our homesteading seminar is this week

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And we're still homesteading! Will FINALLY got our big round baler working again after first a blown hydraulic hose (with a fitting that only New Holland makes -- Will cut it off and retrofit...

You never know when someone’s watching you

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Back here in the big woods, you're never alone. If you stop and hold still, you'll most always find one of the "neighbors" watching you. In this case, it was a barred owl. He...

Our homestead meat sales are taking off (and producing a few bonuses)

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To offset some of our homestead feed expenses, we began raising extra steers and pigs each year, selling quarters and halves of meat (nicely cut, wrapped, and frozen) to buyers from not only around...

The seed starting is gearing up, even in below zero temps

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I've got all our pepper seeds started and am nearly done with the tomatoes. We had some old squash and pumpkin seeds, some of which were donated by a reader to whom I sent...