Harvest Delays

Our weather has been more than strange. Typically by this time of year, we are already crouching into 100-degree weather. We are receiving a regular rainstorm almost every Wednesday and the heat has been kept at bay. I am by no means complaining having comfortable days with cool windy evenings. It is almost like a…

Rabbitry Upgrades!

With all the baby bunnies finding new homes and Summer in full swing it was time to make some adjustments to the rabbitry. My 8 kennel rabbit hutch is on its way to completion and all of the adult rabbits have been shaved down for the heat. To decrease the temperatures in the rabbitry I…

Homemade Quick Mascarpone!

This week I tried my hand at a few goats milk treats like yogurt, whey, and mascarpone! All of them turned out delightful and I am hooked on this fresh goats milk life. Quick mascarpone takes about 30 minutes to make and then can sit in the fridge overnight to firm up. Goat Mascarpone: 1…

Farmers Market Whirl Wind

Each week it feels like Thursday evening gets here more quickly than the last. Monday- Wednesday I spend my nights preparing more inventory to replace the items sold the week prior and it always seems like I run out of daylight before tasks on my to-do list. Between selling baby buns, walking the goats after…

Land of Milk and Honey!

I did an unbelievable thing- I made another big jump in my goat keeping journey by adding two additional does to my herd, one of which is in milk! Now, I had never milked a goat before and here I am bringing home a mom that should be milked 1-2x a day. “What was she…

Feisty Bee’s Hive Removal!

Now, this is not something we do for just anyone! Hive removal is hard work and holds its own bag of liability so we choose to only do it for friends and family and in very special circumstances. Most beekeepers charge big bucks for removing a hive especially one that is as established as this…

DIY Dryer Balls

Dryer balls are a great natural alternative to dryer sheets which contain chemicals and fiberglass shards. These handcrafted felted wool balls will decrease drying time and make your clothes soft and fluffy! A few weeks ago I posted about how I cleaned the raw sheep’s wool in my post Cleaning Wool.¬†¬†Since that post, I have…

DIY Gravity Fed Rabbit Waterer

This past weekend I was out of town for a wedding so before I could leave the homestead for a few days I had to make sure all the critters had adequate food and water sources. The bunny moms and their litters were easily going through two regular small critter water bottles a day and…

Cleaning Wool

Who’s enjoying this second spring we seem to have been gifted? I know I certainly am, the additional rains are allowing me to do chores besides watering the garden and flower beds. Lukes’s sister over at the Fiesty Farms sheared her sheep herd last week which led to this spinning fool getting two bags full…

Inventory Time!

I am getting very nervous about the market, only 10 days away! So over the weekend, I put the muscle to the hustle. I unpacked my bath bomb making tools and laid them out on the kitchen counter late last week to entice myself to get to work on inventory. There is something to be…