Category Archive: Homestead Activity Diary

Oct 08

Alternative Homesteading Seminar Part 1

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Alternative Homesteading Seminar: It’s a Lifestyle Change not a Fad Included in this seminar: Am I a homestead farmer or a hobby farmer?… very distinct difference Why I call it Alternative homesteading. How do I become a homesteader and what is involved? Where do I start? What is needed to build a homestead farm without …

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Apr 29

Become More Self Sufficient-Raising Shetland Sheep, Dexter Cattle, Nigerian Dwarf Goats & Bunnies

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Don’t under estimate what you can accomplish on a small plot of land or even in a small confined area. Be creative and use the internet for something other than talking to your friends on social media sites. Ask questions, research possibilities, and more important…get started! My small homestead farm is located on 7 acres …

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Mar 22

Ariel- Miracles Do Happen

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February 6 Ariel came into the world. I happened to be filling the water troughs when I heard that little cry announcing a new arrival. As I approached the barn I saw the lamb and instantly new something wasn’t quite right. The ewe is a Moorit brown and there was this little white snowflake laying …

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Apr 06

New Lambs Born To Good Shetland Mothers

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It’s lambing season for anyone owning Shetland sheep. My first set of twins was born to Two-Step Wednesday morning just after dawn. I was greeted by the wondrous site of new life when I went out to feed. The first lamb was already dry and up while the other was still being cleaned. I sat …

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Oct 20

How To Make Your Own Bath Salts

You can make your own bath salts either for your use or for gifts to your family and friends. This is extremely simple to do and makes a wonderful gift. Using a baggy, add about 2 cups of Epsom salt, a drop or two of potpourri oil, and a drop of food coloring. Don’t worry… …

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Jul 25

Canning Season

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If you have a garden, by now you’ve reached the stage that it’s producing more than you and your family can eat. The next step is to can the extra to provide healthy nourishing food for you to eat all winter long when the fresh vegetables aren’t coming out of the garden. There are many …

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Feb 26

Clearing A New Pasture

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Part of the farm is still classified as wooded. Most of the areas of buck brush and briars have been cleared out now except down by the dry creek bed at the back of the farm. This area is being left in a natural state for the wildlife. It is also a travel path for …

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