Peeping Eggs

Peeping Eggs

Dear Neighbor, I wanted to follow up on my last letter I wrote to you. If you missed it, please read so you know why this is exciting, but we have peeping eggs and 5 days early! After weeks of tending the eggs we did find two were rotten. I tossed the first one into...
A Tale of Three Turkeys

A Tale of Three Turkeys

Dear Neighbor, This April we bought two Broad Breasted Bronze turkeys from the feed store. I studied them long and hard to pick one of each sex and once satisfied, we took them home with some new chicken chicks.  The one turkey grew like a weed and the other was...
This Little Piggy

This Little Piggy

Dear Neighbor, I probably should not have gotten out of bed that morning. Somehow, I am not sure if it would have mattered. Life on the homestead would have swirled around me, regardless if I was upright or laying down. It was the laying down that was the problem....
Homesteading Co-Ops May Be The Answer

Homesteading Co-Ops May Be The Answer

Dear Neighbor, I don’t know about you but I am tired. It is the end of summer, there has been a good amount of canning, gardening and all the stuff that  make up life and it has worn me out. The sad thing is that this is the smallest garden I have ever had and I...
Using Recycled Chest Freezers For The Homestead

Using Recycled Chest Freezers For The Homestead

Dear Neighbor, Sick of squirrels chewing through your feed buckets? Tired of fighting off raccoons and their clever little hands opening your storage containers? Or have you given up and allowed the mice to eat their portion? I have a solution we have used for years:...
Food, Inc.- A Horror Story

Food, Inc.- A Horror Story

Dear Neighbor, I must say that Food Inc. is one of the most moving documentaries I have seen. What I learned still haunts me on a daily basis. The politics of food was pretty shocking. This issue alone is so gripping, at times I thought I would cry! The only voice of...