Category Archives: The Homestead

Woman Powered Mowing: Using a Scythe

My Grandmother calls me her “old fashioned granddaughter” what with my love for handspinning, felting, sewing, gardening, etc. She really hit the nail on the head as i can’t help but be attracted to old timey things and activities. But, … Continue reading

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Homestead Update – April 2014

Happy April! The daffodils are blooming, fruit trees (new!) are budding and baby animals are being born all over the farm. Feels good to be alive! Last year: This year: Funny that there is electric netting on the east side … Continue reading

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A Multi-functional Hedgerow and Orchard

We planted our first stand of fruit trees this weekend! Purchased from a supremely local nursery: Mill Creek Nursery just west of Monmouth (wish i’d brought my camera – a gem of a place!) Todd made some great recommendations and … Continue reading

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Duck, duck GOOSE!

It is really looking like a farm yard around here these days: we added a pair of geese! This pair will hopefully raise a few clutches of eggs to expand our goose population to 5 or so permanent residents and … Continue reading

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