Next Step, Pigs!

Next step, PIGS! One thing that helped us try new things is the kids joining 4H.  I LOVE 4H! I could talk about the benefits of the 4H program for hours!!  But not today.   Today, I want to share the next big step we made in homesteading.  We got PIGS! Kaylee...

Farming First Steps

Do you remember that I was the ultimate city girl??  Had big Texas hair, nails done, liked big jewelry?? You look at me now and probably can’t see that girl anymore.  And that is okay with me!   I have been asked by many people, “How did you start this farming...

Farming Recap 2017

Farming Recap of 2017 Summed up in one word: FAILURE! I have to laugh!  It was such a year of learning!!!  Farming has a way of keeping you humble. I told my husband that I was bone tired and didn’t want to raise a garden.  So HE did!  He researched and decided...

How we raise Meat Birds

Most people are squeamish about raising their own meat.  I can understand that!  I am an animal lover and hate to see anyone in pain. But I also care about my family.  I am concerned about how the American food system is taking care of their products.  Hmmm, how is...

Incubating Eggs

My Christmas gift Never would I have expected that I’d ever get an egg incubator as a gift or even use one!  But this past Christmas, my hubby splurged on me and got me a highly rated Brinsea Octagon Incubator. I never wanted an incubator as I thought they would be...

What to feed pigs

Have you ever heard the thought that you are only as healthy as what you eat?  Ever thought that you are only as healthy what your food eats? That was MY main thought when we got our pigs.  Why raise pigs to eat that don’t eat heathy themselves?  As you know, I...