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Simple things you can do to help the planet this Earth Day (or everyday!)

So here at the farm we try and do the best we can to treat the Earth with the respect it deserves. We are so grateful for the amazing planet we live on that allows our homestead to function! With Earth Day coming up on April 22nd I thought I would share some ideas with…

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This Week in Farm Photos

Maat van UitertMaat van Uitert is a backyard chicken and sustainable living expert. She is also the author of Chickens: Naturally Raising A Sustainable Flock, which was a best seller in it’s Amazon category.  Maat has been featured on NBC, CBS, AOL Finance, Community Chickens, the Huffington Post, Chickens magazine, Backyard Poultry, and Countryside Magazine. She lives on her…

How to Make Laundry Detergent at Home

How to Make Laundry Detergent at Home

For years, we simply purchased laundry detergent from the dollar store, not ever thinking about making our own. When we moved to our homestead, and as the desire to produce more than we consumed became greater, I researched how to make laundry detergent at home, and found that we could save more by producing our own….

2015 Homestead Goals

We’ve had a few improvement ideas kicking around since we bought this homestead back in April. We’ve done all the work so far ourselves, trying to do it with as many free resources as possible. For 2015, I want to accomplish: Finishing the horse barn and creating a wash bay Erecting a pergola between the…

Finally! An egg!

After many months of being on strike, my red hen finally laid an egg. In reality, I think the low daylight hours effected her, so I added a light to their new coop, followed by a few threats about the stew pot. (Don’t let anyone tell you threats of the pot don’t work because THEY…