Category Archives: The Homestead

Raising Pastured Chickens for Meat: Part 3 (Harvest)

*** WARNING – THIS POST INCLUDES GRAPHIC  IMAGES OF BLOOD AND DEPICTIONS OF ANIMAL SLAUGHTER *** It’s 12.5 weeks after we brought our tiny balls of fluff home from the hatchery, our freezer is now stocked with a year’s supply … Continue reading

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Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

You know you live in Oregon when your commute home includes driving past 3 Christmas tree farms and one large depot loading up hundreds of trees into semi trucks. You know you live just shy of an Oregon forest when … Continue reading

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Homestead Update: July 1 2014

Late again – but July has been busy already with Fiber Friends, a growing garden, and lots of hot buns in the barn to take care of. So, without further delay, let me take a quick pause to reflect on … Continue reading

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Farm Gates

When one constructs a fence, one must provide access through said fence. A good garden/farm gate is sturdy, large enough for people or vehicles to pass through, opens/closes easily and most importantly: keeps critters out or in. Gates can of … Continue reading

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