Last January, we bought a 40-year-old mobile home for $1,000. It was a bit of a crazy whim. Gabe and I had talked - briefly - about buying a mobile home to put out on the farm so we could stop paying rent, stop driving from town to farm every day, and finally, after seven years, have a place that Keep Reading
I love telling my readers about farm life. We choose to live this simpler life, on the farm and out in the country, because we love the chance to teach our kids what we value in life.
Living on the farm allows us fresh air, tranquility, beautiful scenery, access to healthy, fresh food and the perfect environment to raise and homeschool our children.
Whether it’s making tallow candles from rendered beef fat, tending to our backyard chickens or ducks, milking our herd of goats, raising beef cattle or working in the garden – farm chores always make me happy! Yes, it’s a lot of work, but I get so much satisfaction from living off the land the way I think God intended.
Weekend Wrap-up: Ducks and Eggs
I have exciting news! The egg ban has been lifted! I know you’re probably wondering what in the world I’m talking about, but I like to keep things mysterious… Just kidding! Here’s the deal: If you read my recipes, you probably that we’ve been working around my husband’s egg allergy in most of our Keep Reading
Why You Might Want To Raise Ducks Instead Of Chickens
I still remember it plain as day. My husband came in the house and said “I just ordered one hundred ducklings”. It may have taken a few minutes to get my jaw off the floor, but eventually, I got around to asking him what in the world he was thinking. It was pretty simple, really: not everyone Keep Reading
Why You Might Want To Raise Chickens – Even If You Don’t Have A farm
Not too long ago, raising chickens was something you only did if you had a farm way out in the country. But as they say, times are changing, and more and more people are interested in knowing where their food comes from, how it was raised, and if maybe they can raise it themselves. There’s just Keep Reading
How To Raise Healthy Chickens In Your Backyard
My husband is allergic to chicken eggs and has a cute little flock of adoring ducks (and I do mean adoring! Of course, they love anyone who feeds them. ;)) to make up for it. Well, they will when they start laying eggs - for now, we keep a local duck owner in business. But still, I insist on Keep Reading
Whatever happened To The Farm?
It's funny how things change, isn't it? Until recently, everything we did was about the farm, growing the farm business, and growing our own food. But now we're living in town, and I'm not sure the term "Farm Wife" really applies anymore. We're still farming - on a very small scale - but the Keep Reading
10 Tips For Successfully Selling Animals On Craigslist
Update: When this was written, I never imagined the controversy it would spark. My intent was and is to help small farmers and legitimate breeders find new homes for their livestock, and yes, that does include dogs, even though I have yet to sell a dog. Breeding dogs in and of itself is not wrong. Keep Reading
How To Raise Chickens In Your Backyard
Hi all! Today, I'm happy to be featuring a guest post from Jordan Walker! When it comes to animals, Jordan Walker is an expert. He tries to help other pet owners through writing useful information in the Coops And Cages blog. And now, he shares with us some tips on how to raise chickens in our very Keep Reading
A Time To Sell: Why We Sold Our Dairy Goats
I’ve written quite a lot about how much I love having dairy goats. They’re such a great addition to a small homestead. Ornery sure, but small, and easy to deal with on the whole, and they produce more than enough milk for one family. Perfect for me as a mom with small children whom I don’t want to Keep Reading
Seven Ways To Show Kindness This Holiday Season
November is the month where we all count our blessings, and looks for reasons to be thankful. I love this practice! But wouldn’t it be wonderful if we all went beyond introspective thankfulness, and gave those around us more blessings to count and reasons to be thankful? I believe that if our Keep Reading
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