Today On The Homestead: Goat Takes Solo 4-Wheeler Ride

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Well, my fellow homesteaders, we had quite an unusual and interesting weekend here on Serendipity Acres. Some many things happened I barely know where to begin. Let’s start with the comedy relief, every hard-working homesteaders surely deserves a chuckle after a long hard week toiling away on the land – na On Friday evening I … Read more Today On The Homestead: Goat Takes Solo 4-Wheeler Ride

Today On The Homestead: Dealing With Livestock Attacks

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Knowing how to deal with puncture wounds after an attack by either a domestic or wild predator will play an essential role in saving your animal. Both my husband and I have had extensive first aid training and practice; I highly recommend learning both human and livestock first aid to every homesteading family. Accidents and … Read more Today On The Homestead: Dealing With Livestock Attacks

Easy Stinging Nettle Recipes You’ll Love

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photo (adapted) by Leslie Seaton via Flickr.com under a CC BY 2.0 license Eating wild never tasted so good! If you love spinach, you will love stinging nettles. Even if you hate spinach, like I do, you’ll probably still really enjoy cooking and baking with the foraged medicinal weed! Stinging nettles boast a decidedly nut and spinach … Read more Easy Stinging Nettle Recipes You’ll Love

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

Today on the Homestead: Doll Making 101 and a Surprise Gift

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It has been a combination of a very exciting and a very frustrating week here on the homestead. The weather keeps fluctuating between spring storms (and mud) and then winter rears its ugly head and we get two to four inches of snow – that turns the ground into a skating rink. A big snow … Read more Today on the Homestead: Doll Making 101 and a Surprise Gift

Today on the Homestead..This Happened…Chicken Coop Mystery and Mud Bog Chaos

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Hello fellow homesteaders, The mystery about what exactly happened to Flock Leader Jr. just took another strange twist. The wretched arctic chill finally evaporated here in my part of Appalachia. The ice and snow-covered ground rapidly turned our land into a mud bog, but at least we not longer had to pack water and crack … Read more Today on the Homestead..This Happened…Chicken Coop Mystery and Mud Bog Chaos

How to Tan Hides Using Traditional Cheap and Easy Methods Part 2

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You can read part 1 of the hide tanning series here, and part 3 here. During the first segment in the New Life on the Homestead hide tanning series we shared some particulars about why and how the process is done and an overview of the tools necessary to get to work on hide tanning … Read more How to Tan Hides Using Traditional Cheap and Easy Methods Part 2

Bentonite Clay: Benefits and Uses

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Disclaimer: neither the author nor this website shall be held responsible for the misuse, and side effects resulting from using the info in this article. The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult your physician before putting health advice into practice. … Read more Bentonite Clay: Benefits and Uses

Today on the Homestead This Happened: A Guinea Quartet

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It was a fabulous weekend on the homestead this week folks! Not only did I get three volunteers (or “volunteered”) loved ones helping me scrap and de-fur a cow hide, but a quartet of guineas arrived on the homestead! Guinea Carol was overjoyed – and vocal about the new arrivals, to say the least. Photo … Read more Today on the Homestead This Happened: A Guinea Quartet

How to Tan Hides Using Traditional Methods Part 1

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You can read part 2 of this series here and part 3 here. So, you live on a homestead and raise your own meat. That’s great. You get extra self-reliance points if you butcher the meat yourself. But, your journey to a sustainable life, an existence where you always use resources wises and for optimal benefit, … Read more How to Tan Hides Using Traditional Methods Part 1