Mittens not only kills mice and rabbits, but weasels too

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Our little half-pint kitty, Mittens, has turned out to be a very efficient homestead varmint catcher. She's caught hundreds of mice, voles and shrews, several full-sized rabbits and lately, she's caught three weasels! Now...

With spring finally here, we are keeping pretty busy

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With Old Yeller up and running, Will made ditches with the tractor and breaking plow then cleaned them up with the dozer. (I won't mention that he threw a track yesterday, and he waded...

We took time to party

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On Saturday, we drove down to my son, Bill's, for granddaughter Ava's fifth birthday party. The weather was nice and we had a great time visiting with all the family and Bill's friend, Andy...

WILL & JACKIE’S AUGUST 2017 HOMESTEAD SEMINAR

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We'll be having another homestead seminar, limited to 14 people, August 25th, 26th, and 27th. Subjects to be covered include: Canning meat & mixed recipes, homestead tools, raising heirloom vegetables, saving seeds and much,...

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...