Thursday, May 26, 2016

Three Things to Keep in Mind When Housing Sheep & Goats Together {Guest Post}



Today we have a guest post by Liz Greene from Instant Lo.


For many homesteaders, sheep and goats are their first foray into the world of livestock. As with anything, it’s always cheaper and easier to kill two birds with one stone; therefore keeping sheep and goats together is a no brainer. Luckily, this is a fairly easy feat —  just as long as a few precautions are followed.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

My Birthday and a Giveaway! {Giveaway Closed}

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It's my birthday!

The big three O!

And I want to celebrate by hosting a GIVEAWAY! One lucky person will win three bars of my handcrafted lavender soap. Just follow the directions on Rafflecopter to enter. I'll be announcing the winner on the blog next Thursday, June 3nd. You have until next Wednesday, June 2nd, to enter.



Homestead Blog Hop #25


Welcome friends! I am super excited to be co-hosting The Homestead Blog Hop. Each week we will be able to come together as a community and share our knowledge, recipes, tips, tricks, accomplishments, and reflections. The Homestead Blog Hop will take place every Tuesday and is for all things homesteading. Check out what others are up to and add your own link below. 

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Homestead Blog Hop #24


Welcome friends! I am super excited to be co-hosting The Homestead Blog Hop. Each week we will be able to come together as a community and share our knowledge, recipes, tips, tricks, accomplishments, and reflections. The Homestead Blog Hop will take place every Tuesday and is for all things homesteading. Check out what others are up to and add your own link below. 

Friday, May 13, 2016

Farm Scenes Friday 5/13/16


This was a really great week! The rain finally subsided and we had a few beautiful days to enjoy the outside. We worked on a lot of projects, hung out with friends, and even added some new critters to the homestead.


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Homestead Blog Hop #23


Welcome friends! I am super excited to be co-hosting The Homestead Blog Hop. Each week we will be able to come together as a community and share our knowledge, recipes, tips, tricks, accomplishments, and reflections. The Homestead Blog Hop will take place every Tuesday and is for all things homesteading. Check out what others are up to and add your own link below. 

Friday, May 6, 2016

Dairy Sheep: Our Milking Routine


Getting started with dairy sheep has been quite the experience and we are finally reaping the rewards! Last weekend we fully weaned Sally's and Doughnut's lambs and I started milking twice a day. This is only our first year and we are far from experts but since there isn't a ton of information on milking sheep like there is with milking cows or goats I wanted to share our experiences with you. Here is what we did this year, our plan for next year, and our daily milking routine.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Homestead Blog Hop #22


Welcome friends! I am super excited to be co-hosting The Homestead Blog Hop. Each week we will be able to come together as a community and share our knowledge, recipes, tips, tricks, accomplishments, and reflections. The Homestead Blog Hop will take place every Tuesday and is for all things homesteading. Check out what others are up to and add your own link below.