Is your basil growing like crazy this summer? Too much basil is a good problem! Try one of these 25 ways to use fresh basil.Read More
I’m waxing philosophical in the berry patch today, and I also made a video which you can scroll down to watch if you prefer to skip all the deep thoughts…
Gardening often feels like a metaphor for life.Read More
Are you planting tomatoes the right way?
I learned about planting tomatoes the right way from Read More
It’s true: pastured poultry is more expensive than chicken from the grocery store. Which is why I’ve developed my pastured poultry system to use up every last bit of that real chicken goodness!Read More
Wouldn’t it be fun if you could swing by for a spring garden tour on our new farm?Read More
It’s going to be a crazy next few months, y’all, what with moving, installing new gardens, mending fences, and adding pigs, more laying hens and more meat birds to our homestead. On top of all the renovations in the new house.
Oh, and did I mention we’re thinking of boarding horses? Yep, it’ll be a learning curve, for sure.
Despite the initial mayhem, we’re determined to continue and even expand our pastured poultry production in order to grow as much of our family’s food as possible. That’s the whole goal of moving to the new farm with more land.
Mr. Native Texan is in charge of the animals on our homestead and this week he’s taking over the blog to tell us how to raise pastured poultry…Read More
Note from Kathleen: Today I’m welcoming my favorite guest post author…my husband, Mr. Native Texan! Also known as Greg. He’s definitely the animal expert on our homestead, so I’m going to let him tell you all about our experience with our livestock guardian dog Mudge.
2017 was a big homesteading year for us. Most notably, it was our first year to raise pastured poultry from start to finish. What an adventure!
There were triumphs (chickens) and defeats (broccoli). We learned a lot and worked our tails off, and have spent the winter recuperating and gathering ideas and energy for year 2018 on the homestead.