The Most Awesome Tool Ever!

This post contains an affiliate link where I receive monetary compensation if you choose to purchase using the product link in this post.  All opinions are 100% mine.      I have got to share with y’all my most favorite tool for yard work. It is my… Battery powered weed eater!   No joke.  This thing is Read More …

Before You Buy that Farm of Your Dreams

When you hear the word farm or homestead, what is the first thing that comes to mind? A big, red barn?  Lush, green fields?  Rows, upon rows of corn?  Cows? Pigs? Horses? Poop?  Hard work?  A laid back lifestyle?  Nine times out of ten when people hear that my family lives on a farm they immediately say something Read More …

My Favorite Herbs That Everyone Needs in Their Garden!

Herbs are awesome!  They can turn the blandest of foods into something amazing.  When you simmer them on the stove they can make your house smell heavenly.  When someone in your house is sick they can help soothe a sore throat, support the immune system, and break up chest congestion. I could not imagine my Read More …

How to Plan a Garden That Will Feed Your Family for a Year!

Homegrown veggies.  Nothing is quite like them.  I love going out into the garden and picking what I need to make meals for my family.  Even though it takes  a lot of work I still enjoy it. Right now I have seed catalogs filling my mailbox almost daily.  I love flipping through the pages day Read More …

The Low Down on Loading Pigs

There are few jobs on the farm that I dislike.  Actually, hate would be the more appropriate word. For the record…I HATE loading pigs! See those cuties?  Well, those cuties can only nourish my family if I can get them onto a trailer and get them to the processor. You never know how it is Read More …

Could You Eat Local for 1 Month?

  “Eat Local!”  You probably hear this and see it in print.  As a farmer I promote it.  Restaurants feature local ingredients.   I think most people like the idea, but how many people actually practice this? I am not talking about the occasional tomato, watermelon or pack of breakfast sausage.  I am talking three Read More …

Caring for a Sick or Injured Chicken

One of my biggest concerns with raising animals is knowing how to take care of them if they get injured or sick.  Luckily we haven’t had too many health issues on our farm (knocking on my wooden desk after typing that) other than a few injuries. We have one chicken that injured her leg, we Read More …

I am Hooked on Foxfire

Wow!  This three letter word was all I could say when I finally took the time to look through a Foxfire book.  If you are a homesteader or a self-sufficient lifestyle person, then you need these books!  Add homeschooler to the above list and not owning these books would be crazy.  Did I mention these Read More …

My New Seed Starting Shelf

Well, I can’t believe that a new year has arrived and is going strong. Despite the cold weather I have already been planting. If you are like me you like to start your own seeds.  This can be a bit tricky if you do not have a greenhouse.  It is on our wish list for Read More …

So You Think You Want to Live on a Farm

If there is one thing I dislike it is cold weather. For the past few days we have had highs in the 30’s and lows in the teens. This is North Carolina.  We are in zone 7.  That is close to zone 8 where sub-tropical things grow.  We are not supposed to be this cold. Read More …