On a small farm, feeding myself off the land and trying to do what I can the old fashioned way with a modern twist.
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Sunday, December 30, 2012
The front yard after 2 days of snow. We ended up with 14" here, not counting the drifting.
Griz with his favorite cat, Pepper. Griz knockes her down and then lays on her to make sure she doesn't run away from him. Then, he licks her soaking wet before he lets her go. She doesn't like it but she still lays there.
The babies laying by the round bale 2 days before the snow came.
The herd didn't much care about that round bale until the snow came. Now, it's goat central!
A small and quiet Christmas, I hope everyones day was as quiet as mine! New Years is coming, stay safe while you're celebrating. I can't say I'm sorry to see 2012 go....
I grew up just outside of Chicago. I took off for someplace south and landed in southern Illinois in late '94. I've been growing what I feed my family since '95, even coffee and tobacco. I hunt and butcher for myself. I love living a rural self sustained lifestyle.
I made it through October. Got the property taxes paid too! I have only spent $100 of the kitchen money so far with several pieces of equipment waiting for me to pick them up (and pay for them) The kitchen is progressing and I'm almost ready to start moving things into it. Not having any help is proving to make a slow job but it's getting done the way I want it and that's the big thing. I've got a couple more perk boxes to ship out, if you have not received one yet, it's coming this week!
The Homesteaders Way
Homestead Lye Soap
Made with whole cows milk, lye soap like Grandma used to make.
All natual cheese made from fresh home pasteurized, whole milk with no chemical preservatives or growth hormones.