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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Get Your Ass Handed to You in One Easy Step {Homesteader Edition}

If you follow me on social media (Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter), you know the state of the state around here lately. You’ve seen my housekeeping at the lowest of the low. Ahem. My kitchen the other week… Now before anyone alerts the authorities, I’d like you to know I regained control (that very day, miraculously). […]

Learning To Let Go: Gardening With Kids

Gardening with a three year old and a baby. Y’all. Help me. After a long period of rainy weather, things finally dried up enough for us to start getting the garden in the ground. And so I cheerfully and optimistically hauled the kiddos and some seeds out to our garden plot and proceeded to participate […]