I wrote this last summer, in June:
Shortly, I leave for my summer trip out West. This year my destination is Wyoming. Burnt Fork to be specific. This trip is a coming home for me, going back to the start. Over my next few posts, I’ll be writing about my decision to go there four years ago, and my return this year. If you’re on your own journey, please read along with me. Often the answer is in the journey, not the destination. Any additional italicized quotes are taken…Continue
God is the great orchestrator of all on earth. And when we (people) try to take over, we mess things up. What I have gotten out of this video is that if we just pause for a moment and take a look around, we can see all of the answers to our questions by looking at God's amazing…Continue
In my recent stalking of Craigslist for building supplies for my coop, I came across this hilarious posting advertising a Rooster for sale, of the particularly evil variety. I thought it was too well written and hysterical to not share with my fellow chicken lovers! Enjoy:
If you are looking for an evil nemesis I have your rooster, Sneaky Bastard is 2 pounds of pure devil spawn, Do not let his beautiful long feathers fool you. They are just there to disguise his giant pair of NUTS! He…Continue
The other day, in the midst of talking to my mother about the chickens I’ve decided to raise, my mother asked me WHY. Why raise chickens? For a moment, I was caught off guard. Doesn’t everyone want to raise chickens once they learn about them a bit? They’re so funny and full of personality. They’re nurturers of health and soul.
But in my mother’s defense, most people don’t sit and…Continue
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I’ve recently had a revelation: Chickens are far more interesting than we give them credit for. Yep, you read that right. They’re fascinating little buggers, and a growing number of people are recognizing that. They're quickly become a very popular family addition, for numerous reasons ranging from personality to productivity.
I decided a few months ago to raise chickens this spring. I’ve wanted to do it for years, but only now have the space and the time to do so. Really, I thought,…Continue
This is the very first episode of the Growing Farms Podcast. You may have caught the…Continue
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It's a dreary, cold and rainy day here in South Jersey so I felt like bringing a little summer life into my kitchen. I decided, after finding a gem of a pork shoulder at my local butcher, to make slow cooker pulled pork with carolina mustard bbq sauce, roasted potato salad with bacon vinaigrette and my…Continue
Welcome all you homesteaders!! This is Issue #2 in the “Homestead Spotlight Series.”
Today I want to welcome Your Gardening Friend as this weeks homestead spotlight. Your Gardening Friend is owned and operated by Holly. Holly is married and lives in Indiana. Holly is the proud mother of three canine…Continue
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Being a serious gardener is not about growing the purple-podded peas and heirloom tomatoes, searching the catalogs for new and exciting varieties of potatoes. It’s not about new and fancy gadgets, or garden art and colored flower cages. It’s not even about planting your own starts on a rainy day, slipping them into the ground under the cloche just before the hail sets in. Being a serious gardener is about maintaining the soil. And it is not easy, nor for the faint of…Continue
Everyone knows that green living is not only healthy for us but it’s also healthy for the environment. However, did you know that living a green lifestyle could also save you money? It is true. The implementation of a few simple, “green changes” in to your life can in fact save you money.
Grow your own food
Buying groceries is a huge expense for most families. For this reason, growing some of your own herbs and vegetables will most assuredly help you keep more of…
Firstly, sorry my bad English. I am Brazilian, and here only a privileged few can use English fluently. = (
Well, I would like to relate my experience with composting leftovers from the restaurant at my university!
The project is done by students volunteers, and there is no leaders. We rely on the help of an employee of the university that gives much value to the project (he is on the photos). Each one is responsible for performing activities in one day a week, and when…Continue
Hello all you homesteaders!! Thanks for joining us here at Stinnett Farms. We home you all find everything you are looking for. Today I want to introduce a really great homestead reference item. It is called From Scratch Magazine.
This magazine is brand new. In fact, this is the very first issue. You can see it here:…
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The list of seeds I'm ordering is viewable at: …Continue
This is the first edition of a series I am calling “Homestead Spotlight.” In this series I plan to share with you the blogs I come across…
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I am very glad I came across this site. I have been doing a lot of reading about chickens and can not wait to get some. I am currently debating on buying chicks or incubating hatchery eggs. What do you recommend?
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It's been a long 9 weeks since we first put in an offer on the homestead we're purchasing. It's been a long process due to certain requirements of the type of loan we're obtaining. That said, the light at the end of the tunnel is in sight at last!
We're going to be VERY busy for the next 6 mos or so to be sure. So much to do I can't even list it all, but besides the contracted kitchen rehab and roof job, painting/papering, outbuilding rehab and tilling up a field are some of the…Continue
Hello all you homesteaders out there!!
I want to start out by telling you guys that today we broke ground on our first of many greenhouses here at Stinnett Farms. Most of the material we used was either "FREE" or salvaged from other projects. Here is a picture of our progress so far:…Continue
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