As we hunker down for winter and prep for Thanksgiving this coming week I thought I'd do a little write up on what the fall activities have been this past month here at the farm. As all homesteaders know, there is a constant need to upgrade and 'optimize' the utility of the farm; particularly space … Continue reading The Goings On At The Farm
The crisp cool air is settling in here in the Smokies. Wood burning stoves are active as smoke and fog (it's hard to tell as they look the same) nestle across the valley floors. The leaves are beginning to turn though only in the early fall color varieties. This morning I have the wood cook … Continue reading Fall Is Wild – Insightful Times In Our Lives
Well, it's Sunday and I am taking a little break from farm chores to pen a note to you all about the goings on around here. To say things have been insane has been an understatement. With the construction going on at the farm....to say the lumber spike in prices have not been shocking, is … Continue reading Sunday! Fuel Shortage! Oh, My!
I haven't blogged in a while as we have been so busy here at the farm. I'll tell you why. Well, we bought a cow named Rosie. We raise our own beef for the freezer. The friend we bought her from said she isn't breeding so best to let her come to us for our … Continue reading Such A Busy Spring!! Plus Foal and Calf Coming Soon.
We did a fairly large renovation of our Victorian farmhouse when we moved to Tennessee. The reason was, we raise our own food and needed a very functional food processing environment inside the home. It was a somewhat formal home and had no fireplaces. We needed more space for food preservation and also seed starting. … Continue reading Best Homestead Kitchens – What You Need In A Homestead Kitchen