We’re Moving…!

We’re moving to a new homestead! Pictures of the new place and plans to set up a homestead from scratch.

Another Year Wiser (aka, A Long Overdue Homestead Update)

Y’all. I love to blog. I’d rank it right up there with showering, eating chocolate chips on a spoon full of almond butter, and sleeping. So if it makes you feel any better, it’s not just that I haven’t had the chance to blog much as of late, I also haven’t been getting my fair […]

Back in Business: Chickens and Front Yard Gardening

Hello my long lost friends! Oh how I have missed you! I took a bit of a breather after the homesteading deflation that is (1) losing one’s flock of chickens to predators, (2) selling one’s cows because one never makes time to milk them, and (3) getting ones rear end kicked by the colossal failure […]

Farm Update: Fare Thee Well, Cows

The cow days of Whistle Pig Hollow are over, at least for the time being. Since my last blog post, the final three cows- Mama Cow, her grown baby Nudigate, and [random addition to the herd] Daisy- went to their new home. Although I really, really wanted to eat Nudigate, he ended up getting negotiated […]

A Day In The Life Of A Homesteader

The other day a few of my favorite homestead bloggy friends and I were discussing the overwhelms and expenses involved in raising and growing our own food, and we realized we all feel the same way about homesteading- it’s hard. And overwhelming. But it’s also a source of pride, joy, and, we believe, true change. […]

Whistle Pig Hollow, Take Two.

We’ve been doing a lot of soul searching lately. A little over a year ago Farmer Dickie left his corporate job to start his own business (technically our business, although he does all the work), and a little less than a year ago our precious baby Quill joined the family. With these two changes we […]

Homemade Chocolate Sauce With No Refined Sugar

  Oh, normal people. Always giving my kiddos normal people food. Then mommy gets to be the wacko who “doesn’t let” them eat whatever said normal food may be. It’s cool though, I just try to get creative while also turning the situation into a learning experience for the kids. Recently Bridger, who will be […]

Fridays on the Farm: Summer Smackdown

I recently re-read my first (and so far, only) Friday farm update of this year. It was written in April, and it said impressive things like: We’ll heavily mulch the garden for weed control; We’ll rotationally graze the cows; We’ll keep the chickens safe from predators by keeping them in electric poultry netting. Oh the […]

7 Zero Waste Solutions for your Personal Care Routine

You may or may not have noticed that I am extremely tardy on my “Zero Waste Baby Steps” update for last month… as in, I never posted anything. But as life would have it, it is suddenly the end of another month, so let’s get on with it! In May I ended up finally finding […]

Easy Pea Soup Recipe

Today I want to welcome my friend Kathie from Homespun Seasonal Living. She’s a writer, teacher, and homesteader who is passionate about empowering people to courageously and fiercely embrace their “Do it yourself” (D.I.Y.) abilities. Making soups from scratch is one of the many ways to build a courageous home and live fiercely D.I.Y., and […]