Month: February 2016

Posted in Chino Valley Gardening Homestead homesteading landscaping & gardening

Planting Potatoes

Every year, we plant potatoes in our garden. I hated harvesting and felt like I was digging and digging and digging forever to get them out of the ground. Guess what?!?! For the last 3 years, we have been making potato towers using left over fencing,  straw and potting soil and it works WONDERS! Start with a spare piece of…

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Posted in Bulk Foods Canning Homestead homesteading Life in Farming

Preparedness class at Oathkeepers

I was honored to be able to talk at the Chino Valley Oathkeeper’s Preparedness class this weekend! THANK YOU FOR INVITING ME!!! Click the button below to download the PDF of the handout of the class. [sdm_download id=”4316″ fancy=”0″ new_window=”1″] We talked about getting your garden up and going. Yep, this can be essential to getting ready for any disaster…

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Welcome to your new family

Yesterday, 3 of our beautiful doelings moved to their new home!!! Congratulations Robinson family for your new babies!!! 

Posted in Goats Milk Homestead homesteading In my kitchen

Cheese Press by homesteadersupply.com

I was so intimidated by the thought of making cheese and of curds separating from the whey. I mean… Think about it…. curds and whey look like rotten milk.  I promise you that it is not rotten and it is supposed to look like that! I had no idea where to start, what to do. I ordered a kit to create…

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Happy 10th birthday to my storm trooper

Happy 10th birthday to my Berlyn. I remember how scared I was when the doctors used the word, “autism.” They said you may never read or write or even talk in full sentences… And here you are, doing amazing at our homeschool program. You are smart, and funny. I love you SO MUCH!  This year, you even made the Special…

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Quite the house of babies… Goats, that is

We had another set of twins born this morning. Mama Pepper gave birth to 2 bucklings this morning in the middle of a snow lightning storm. These little boys are named Thunder and Lightning and are full blood, non-registered Nubians from Pepper and Mor Dubh. We are bottle feeding them. Pepper is retiring this year and living out her life…