Starting Down the path to Solar Power

Building a solar farm on the homestead Winter of 2021 going into 2022 brought some of the usual winter weather issues, cold, snow, ice, freezing rain  and sleet, along with some sunshine. The previous year brought freezing rain as well, with most of it going south of us. Problem with freezing rain is that it…

Cedar boards coming off the Sawmill

Milling some cedar We have been clearing  some trees from the orchard area and also some from east of the house where we are converting some woods area into some silvopasture.  The orchard area had a variety of hardwoods, oak, hickory, black walnut, wild cherry and some pine  and cedar.  We have been cutting those…

The Goose Won

Goosey had gone broody a couple weeks ago. After she sat on her eggs for acouple days, I removed her eggs a couple at a time until she had no eggsleft. She sees the empty nest, and went about her normal routine. No more broody goose, until Lucy decides it’s her turn. She took overGoosey’s…

Start of a new year

From mid August 2020 through the end of 2021, the homestead has been in something of a tizzy. While the virus pandemic has been the major focus for much of the world, not so much here.  Kris became ill with what turned out to be a spinal infection which required surgery to clear.  While the…

Weed Free Gardening

Weed Free Gardening We have found the two biggest issues we face with our garden is the weeds and the watering. Much of this is due to all the time we spend on other things.  Being retired you would think we would have time for everything.  But aches, pains, and doctor visits seem to occupy…

Chicken Coop Overview

Chicken Coop overview for November 2019[mk_padding_divider] A look at our coop and run for the Chickens, Geese, Ducks,  Guineas, and Turkey. There is some automation, including WiFi for the coop.  Automatic Door, Automatic interior lights to come on in the early morning hours, brooder lamps, fan for ventilation and more.  Several IP Video cameras with…