Goat Breeding 101: Things You Need To Know Before You Take Your Doe To Her Big Date! (expert advise from a novice)

We’ve had our goats for about a year now, I’ve learned SO MUCH this year!  I tend to research stuff to death before I do it, and the goats were no exception, so I had read and read and read […]

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The Pig

  Well, we got a pig.   Friends of ours, Tom and Jennifer, over at the Jones Homestead, had been wanting to get a weaner pig for a while also.  They said if we wanted to buy one too, that […]

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More Garden Space

Isn’t that what every gardener wants?   MORE. Garden. Space.   My cousin was telling me recently that her husband and her were wanting to acquire some land so that they could be out in the country and grow they’re […]

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Journaling . . . a farm chore?

Every January I make a fresh commitment to journal. Each year this works out in varying degrees.  I can look back to some years and see relative success and consistency and then there are the years where there were only […]

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Fabulous Ferments

by Joy Racicot   yogurt,  cheese sauerkraut,  vinegar,  buttermilk,  fish sauce,  soy sauce .  .  .   I was honored to present on the topic of Fermented Foods at the Fall Gathering 2016 hosted by Larry and Lisa Matthews of Modern Missouri Pioneers. […]

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In the Image of God

As I sat waiting for my ultrasound,the television droning on with news, celebrity antics, and daytime talk shows, the voice of the doctor rang out clear. In her professional tone, she coldly related to the person on the other end […]

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My Grandparents

My grandparents grew up in the depression era, were raised on farms in Southwest Mo. They fell in love and got married during WWII, Grandpa being deployed 17 days after their wedding. Their life was never easy, but my memories […]

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The Great Potato Harvest 2016

Never grew potatoes before! Should’a been growing them all along. . . they are super easy! Late this winter I took some compost from the chicken coop and heaped it on the ground, in rows, where we wanted our potato […]

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Poison Ivy

      Goats love to eat poison ivy.  This is true! To eat said poison ivy, a fence needs to be built. True again. solution: a goat grazer A beautiful plan . .   Did I win? . . […]

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Pellet-Free Rabbits

I had the opportunity to share about my natural feeding system for my rabbits at the 2016 Spring Gathering put together by Lisa Matthews of Modern Missouri Pioneers  it was a great time (even if a bit chilly for mid-May!)  Posted here […]

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