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Bedtime on the Farm

Bedtime on the Farm

We can hear coyotes howling at night, so when we started adding animals to our homestead, I knew we were going to need sturdy housing for them all. It wasn’t until we set out trail cameras, though, that I really…

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Trying to Fatten Up Our Goat

Trying to Fatten Up Our Goat

Blossom is the newest goat on the farm, she’s a 2-year old LaMancha and has possibly been bred, due to kid in either January or February. Most people notice right away, Blossom doesn’t seem to have ears. LaMancha goats are…

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Getting Ready for Winter

Getting Ready for Winter

We homestead in an area with monsoon weather. That means we go without rain for months on end, then have torrential rains for a few months, then back to hot and dry. We call it feast or famine. To be…

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We Got 6 Tons of Apples

We Got 6 Tons of Apples

It’s good to get to know your neighbors. Most of the time I think of homesteading as a pretty solitary activity, almost all of my daily human interactions are with the members of my family. That suits me well most…

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Planning Your Tall Homestead Layout

Planning Your Tall Homestead Layout

With less than an acre of land to work with, planning the layout of your Tall homestead is critical to your success. Once you’ve decided to take up the reins of providing more of your own food, the next logical…

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