Yes, We Still Long for It

A homestead that is. Land in the country.   A house, smaller than the house we currently inhabit. Animals.  Farm animals that serve many purposes for our family. A view.  I want land with a view.  Not a view of flat lands and prairies where I can see for miles and miles, but hills.  Mountains.  ObstructedContinue reading “Yes, We Still Long for It”

How Have Things Really Changed?

I was asked a question by a WOW reader. What is interesting about her question is that I had been pondering the same question myself. “having been to the Farmy have any of your ideas changed?” The short answer to this question is, yes. First, let me go back a few blog posts when I mentionedContinue reading “How Have Things Really Changed?”

Ready to Pay the Price

After months and months and months of planning and researching and searching, our homesteading dream is finally happening. The excitement!! The joy!!!! The utter amazement!!!! Bring on the chickens, goats, pigs, ducks, turkeys, and sheep!!!! Let’s get this garden started!!!! And I can’t forget the orchard!!!!!  Apples, pears, cherries, and peaches.  Yum, yum!!! I’ll alsoContinue reading “Ready to Pay the Price”

Finally!!! A Spring Day

We are finally getting a real spring day here and it couldn’t come at a better time. There is a lot to be done outside and we are armed with supplies to get it done. Last year we completed a deck and patio project.   That project now requires some landscaping be done and IContinue reading “Finally!!! A Spring Day”

Focus on Change

We are trying to grow where we are planted, but sometimes that is really, really hard. The powers that be have put a lot of limitations on the people in this little village and hubby recently confirmed that not only can we not have chickens, but we can’t have meat rabbits either.  For a matter-of-fact, itContinue reading “Focus on Change”

Weeks Homestead Part 6 – Goats

Hubby and I have a growing list of animals we want to have on our little homestead – chickens, ducks, turkeys, rabbits, sheep and a pig from time-to-time.  But there is one I’m most excited about having on our little farm . . . . . GOATS!!! I’m a bit obsessed with goats, but theyContinue reading “Weeks Homestead Part 6 – Goats”

We’re Expanding

We aren’t able to have much of what we want where we live.  No chickens, ducks, sheep, goats or pigs are allowed in our little farming community.  Seems strange, that a town of 1300 surrounded by corn and soybean fields, we aren’t allowed a few chickens.  Yet this is our realty, which makes it difficult to expand ourContinue reading “We’re Expanding”