Category: homesteading

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Day 1 – Reestablishing Fodder

Last year, after my foot surgery, we put growing wheat fodder on the back burner along with many other things. (When Mom is down….) It was a bit too hard to keep up with it. However, with a yard full of KuneKune pasture pigs, we needed to start growing something…

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Revisiting – Raising your own meat, Oathkeepers

[download id=”5070″] I love that my children can stand up in front of a group and share everything that has to with their homestead animals and the meat that comes along with it. Shelby and Elwyn had a GREAT presentation for the Oathkeepers.  (August 2017) by Shelby Fullmer – August…

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Favorite time of the year AND Everything but the Kitchen Sink Cookies

Don’t get me wrong, I love summertime and spending it outside with my family and friends. I love the sound of the cicadas in the trees of Arizona. I love eating freshly picked watermelons from the garden and swimming in the pool with the kiddlings… But my favorite time of…

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Revisit – Oathkeepers – How to use medicinal herbs

[download id=”5031″] http://www.yourbodycanheal.com/medicinal-herbs.html How to Use Medicinal Herbs So you’ve decided you want to incorporate herbal remedies into your health regimen. Congratulations! You’re embarking on a journey that will help your body heal itself from the inside out in a way that is much more natural, safe and gentle than conventional medicine….

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Garden & Happy – 8 Best Egg-laying Chickens

My friends over at Garden and Happy posted a GREAT article on the best laying Chicken breeds.  Here is the article (and a link to their site: https://gardenandhappy.com/best-egg-laying-chickens/)  And as most of my readers know…. I love me some chickens! I mean where else can you get fresh eggs to feed…

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Cherry Black Pepper Jam

I have been making this jam for many, many years and boy, is it good on a toasted sourdough turkey sandwiches with a bit of cream cheese (or 3 sandwiches if you are Griffen or Berlyn). I can’t say “YUUUMMM!” enough.   When I open a jar, I  know that  it will…

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It’s that time of year – Baby goats are coming!

The Anglo-Nubian is a British breed of domestic goat. It originated in nineteenth century from cross-breeding between native British goats and a mixed population of large lop-eared goats imported from India, the Middle East and North Africa. Its distinguishing characteristics include large, pendulous ears and a “Roman” nose. Due to their Middle-Eastern heritage, Anglo-Nubians can live in very hot climates and have a…

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2017 Kunekunes – favorite pigs

Have you gotten a chance to see our baby “War Pigs”? If you were at the Heights church for the Christmas Eve services, you got a chance to see these little cuties.  Shelby and I (Kris) decided to bring these little guys to share although because they were only 3…

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Look at all of the BABIES on our homestead! March 2017

Even with all of the heartache this month, We have had a TON of babies born this month….  And most are available for sale.  Shoot us over an email   Yorkshire cross piglets – $150 for one or $250 for 2 – We are requiring a $50 non-refundable deposit per…

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Raising Chickens – Oathkeepers Preparedness Class – January 28, 2017

[sdm_download id=”4793″ fancy=”0″ new_window=”1″ color=”green”] January is the planning month to get going on your homestead. Besides saving food for your monthly stash and getting ready for your spring gardening, you need to start thinking about other things that you could do. Poultry can provide eggs and meat for you…

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Ringing in the New Year! Welcome to 2017!

Welcoming in the new year at our homestead is a fun event. We are not really “party animals” and do normally spend New Year’s Eve with our kids at home.  We play games the entire day and eat homemade finger foods (like homemade egg rolls, meatballs, chips and dips, etc). This year,…

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For Sale – Declan, a Nubian Purebred Registered Buck

We are rearranging our herd again and adding new bloodlines so our beloved Declan gets to find a new herd of gorgeous girls to breed with. He is a 1-1/2 year old, proven and registered purebred moonspotted Nubian Buck. He is from a closed clean herd and has given us…

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Let’s Talk Goats – Oathkeeper Preparedness Presentation

[sdm_download id=”4570″ fancy=”0″ new_window=”1″] Basic Goat Facts Female goats are Does or Nannies Male goats are Bucks or Billies Young goats are Kids (AKA doelings or bucklings) Neutured males are Wethers Goats are herding animals and do get lonely when by themselves. Goats are intelligent animals Goats are good at…

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Have you seen what we have on sale on our homestead this week?

Have you seen what we have on sale on our homestead this week?  We always have animals  (or a waiting list available).  Currently we have the following available:  Male Rabbits – Rex and New Zealand/Rex Mixes – $10 each Coturnix Quail (mix of breeds – Pharoah, Texas, Tibetan, Tuxedo) –…

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Piglets born on our homestead

Today we were blessed with 6 piglets on our homestead. Although we were hoping for more, these 6 are healthy and all 6 are eating well. All of these are already sold and we have a waiting list beginning for our next set of piglets. If you are interested, please…

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Growing Herbs – Book review for Medicinal Herbs

There are times that I look around and ask myself “why don’t you just take a tylenol like everyone else… and then I remember all of the side effects and that I hate the fact that everything in medicines are so processed.  We picked up this book about a year…

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Our Homestead Happy Place!

Our last doe gave birth this week. Meadow was brought to our homestead already bred to a BEAUTIFUL Nubian Buck from the Goats of Gilead Ranch up in Ashfork. We had been anxiously awaiting to see what this mama would bless us with… And guess what? She gave us exactly…

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Preparedness Soap Making Class

[sdm_download id=”4395″ fancy=”0″ new_window=”1″] There are many different ways to create soap. There are three basic soap making methods; the hot process, the cold process, and melt and pour.  This Basic Milk Soap is a simple “Cold Process” method of milk soap.  If you are using your own recipe and…

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Solar oven “hard boiled” quail eggs

There are so many different things that you can make in your solar oven.  A favorite snack in our house is hard boiled eggs…. especially quail eggs. They are BITE SIZED!  You can use a solar oven to “hard boil” using the hot air inside the oven.  When using a…

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Solar Oven Cooking and Class for Oathkeepers

[sdm_download id=”4352″ fancy=”0″] Using a Solar Oven If you are interested in one of our solar oven cookbooks, they are for sale on Amazon. Click here – http://www.amazon.com/Outdoor-Kitchen-Full-Sunshine/dp/1479112305/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1461516543&sr=8-1&keywords=kris+mazy What is a solar oven? A solar oven is an oven that you use outdoors to cook food while using only the sun…

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Creating a fodder system

[sdm_download id=”4332″ fancy=”0″] Building a FODDER SYSTEM to feed livestock Finding simple ways, to make your products go further is something very important to our family. We have hundreds of animals on our homestead and needed to find a better way of feeding them. With fodder, we can quadruple our…