Homesteading in the North | The Perks of Living through the Cold

Hi Friends, lately I have been hearing a number of people mention how they couldn't handle living in the North or having such a short growing season. Being a transplant to NY in the winter of 2014, all the way from sunny and warm Southern California, I bring this perspective from my experiences living in…

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Winter Solstice, Christmas, and Joy | A Reflection on Light Shining in the Darkness

Hi friends, I hope you're enjoying your holiday season. It's always a bit sad when the season starts to end, and the darkness of winter sets in. Today I want to share a little bit about what I've been reflecting on lately, the relationship between the Winter Solstice, the Christmas Holiday, and joy. I share…

Adding Barn Cats to the Farm | An Adorable Method to Pest Control

We are almost two years into living on our little farm and we are learning new things every day. Recently, we learned all about our pest problem... mice and rats in the barn. They dig under and into the barn, going after any little food scrap they can find, which makes it really difficult when…

Farm Animals in the Winter | Things to Consider in Cold Weather

As we prepare for a winter storm rolling through this weekend AND a polar vortex, I wanted to share with you all, some tips for preparing farm animals for the cold. There are a few critical things to consider and plan for when cold weather arrives: 1) having a draft-free shelter, 2) providing plenty of…