Winthrop hot air balloon festival

In all the years that I lived in New Mexico I never once got the opportunity to go to the hot air balloon festival so two weekends ago I jumped at the chance to see a smaller version here locally. Apparently this has been an annual event for over a decade and I am so…

Ice dams oh dear!

This winter has been quite unbelievable. It seems like I am truly being tested and also like spring will never arrive. The snow loaf has started to take a toll on the house roof as well as my spirits. I noticed the covered patio was starting to have ice sicles forming on the ceiling which…

New Goats on the homestead

This weekend I made the jump into goats by adding two bottle babies! I haven’t had goats in over twenty years and so I did quite a bit of reading before taking the leap. I knew I wanted a dairy breed with a high fat content. Nubians were my first choice but then these little…

How to survive Cabin Fever

Some of you may not be aware but I was recently snowed in at my cabin for five and a half days. Over a week ago we had a snow storm come through that brought two feet of snow and 50 mph winds. The snow alone would have been manageable but the wind created snow…

A final goodbye

This weekend brought a snow storm that locals are calling snowmagedon. Along with this brutal storm came a very hard loss for me. My beautiful gelding Johnny had a freak accident where he sliced open his left hind heel bulb as well as the artery within his foot. I do not know how exactly it…

A DIY way to use less plastic

Since starting bee keeping I have been asked by several people to produce a product that can reduce plastic wrap use and needless waste. I have listened to the masses and produced my first ever beeswax syran! Now this wasn’t my original idea obviously, as these have been around for a few years now. However,…

Easy DIY Dog treats

My dogs love yams! So I’ve started making them a simple and delicious little snack for training. Anyone who knows me knows that I hold my dogs to a very high standard when it comes to manners. I don’t mess around about keeping consistency in my dogs lives. I think having well behaved dogs is…

Scoby Delight!

I am now onto my first big batch of kombucha. For those of you who are unfamiliar, kombucha is a probiotic tea made from healthy yeast and bacteria. It’s similar to having a sour dough starter on stand by. This delicious beverage can be made in endless ways and flavors. My first batch was started…

Loafing Around

2019 kind of caught me on the wrong foot to begin with. I really had to sit down and evaluate what was going to be the turning point for me this year. My word for this year is consistency. I thrive on the routine, and I am really starting to get back into the swing…

Doctor Pop and Tat

This week I visited the chiropractor for the first time, ever! I’m usually pretty good about stretching and popping my own body as well as doing self massage when I really feel beat up by the homestead. This time was different, this was a serious case of a crippling back ache that I just could…