A few weeks ago, I set out to make dipped tallow candles. I had everything worked out in my head, and thought I knew exactly how this was going to go. The reality wasn’t quite so pretty however. I ended up spending about two hours trying to get my tallow to just the right temperature so that each 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.
I’m a strong advocate of the family dairy animal. Milk cows are great of course, but let’s be honest, cows are a huge undertaking. A goat isn’t as big of a leap, because they’re not any bigger than a large dog. Or you could get a Nigerian dwarf, and they’re not any bigger than a small Keep Reading
Welcome to our last installment of My Dairy Goat Adventures! If you’re new to the series, click here to get up to speed! In our first year of “commercial” dairying, I wasn’t really sure how to handle things, and was glad that a few of our customers were also friends who could give us feedback Keep Reading
Welcome back to My Dairy Goat Adventures! If this is your first time around, click here, and here, and here to get up to speed on the series. When we got Sage home, I immediately tied her to a picket line in the yard. The farmette she had come from didn’t have any grass, so she was absolutely Keep Reading
Welcome to part 3 of My Dairy Goat Adventures! If you missed them, click the links to catch up on part one, and part two. Once again I was stalled. I finally had an appointment to go see a goat who just seemed so perfect, and the truck broke down. That’s it, I said. No goat for me. It’s Keep Reading
Welcome back for the second installment of My Dairy Goat Adventures! If you missed part one, check it out here. For two months, I looked for a goat, and found some that might have been excellent, and maybe worth even more than the asking price, but weren’t within my budget, some that looked Keep Reading
Hey all! I’m excited to be sharing a series of article detailing my endeavors into the dairy goat business starting today! Let’s get with it, shall we? Just shy of a year ago, I had a few hundred dollars I wanted to invest into our farm business. There I was, pregnant, and not feeling Keep Reading
We love our goats. If you’ve been following on facebook, you know that two of our does have kidded, and now we have four spritely little goatlings running around our place. They’re so much fun to watching bounding around, just looking so happy. That’s why I hate the thought of disbudding so Keep Reading
If you've ever had a problem with this yogurt, this homemade yogurt trouble shooting guide is for you! Once you learn what can cause problems, it's so much easier to avoid them in the future! I love yogurt! Our goats were dry for a few months during the winter, but guess what?! All but one of Keep Reading
Yes, I know it’s a cheesy title, but I couldn’t help myself. When I was a kid, and we got our first milk cow, I was so excited to try my hand at cheese making! But, like I said, I was a kid, and not a very experienced cook. My first attempts were something of a disaster, but I finally found a Keep Reading