Today on the Homestead – Pearl Is On The Mend And New Homeschooling Adventure

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I am relieved and thrilled to report that Pearl seems to be on the mend. She is not out of the woods yet after being the victim of a dog attack, but is a whole lot better. Two days ago, Pearl bolted out of her stall when my husband and I opened the door to … Read more Today on the Homestead – Pearl Is On The Mend And New Homeschooling Adventure

Today On The Homestead….March 13th 2018

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It has been a very busy week on the homestead…again. We have been incredibly productive, but while averting one tragedy, another happened. As NLOAH readers already know, we have been living in a mud bug created by an unusually harsh winter with a mountain of snow and flooding to contend with. We seem to keep … Read more Today On The Homestead….March 13th 2018

Today on the Homestead: Youth Training and Homemade Gifts

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Our homestead was bustling this weekend. The weather finally broke and we could all move about on the roads and take care of outdoor chores far more easily. We were flooded in on Thursday, shivered through both rain and snow on Friday, and then a big snow and ice storm that caused Level 2 emergency … Read more Today on the Homestead: Youth Training and Homemade Gifts

Today on the Homestead: Natural Wormer and Wayward Chickens

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Today on the homestead I finally threw up my hands over the wayward chicken flock. I am DONE trying to get them to go back and live in the coop. Apparently the taste of freedom free-ranging from dawn until dusk gave them prompted the revolt that caused the flock to take up residence in the … Read more Today on the Homestead: Natural Wormer and Wayward Chickens

How to Tan Hides Using Traditional Methods Part 3: Leatherworking

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You can read part 1 of this series here, and part 2 here. Now you have a finished animal hide, what are you going to do with it? Your options are limited only by your creative imagination and your skill set. You will need to purchase leatherworking and/or sewing tools to make garments and gear out … Read more How to Tan Hides Using Traditional Methods Part 3: Leatherworking