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The Homesteading Wife · 1Y ago

Beef Tips with Gravy

Best beef tips I've ever had.  I don't have pictures, supper didn't last long.  Next time I make this, and I WILL make this again, I will add pictures.2 lb. stew meat1 cup beef broth1/4 cup ...
The Homesteading Wife · 1Y ago

Chicken Coops and Fences

This little white building has sat on our property since we moved here, filled with junk and other things that we didn't want to deal with.  With stucco walls crumbling and boarded up window...
The Homesteading Wife · 1Y ago

Glenda's Ranch - Calving 2016

My sister and her hubby's 2016 nursery.  Some of the ladies are very protective.  This girl did not like me getting close.Others are much friendlier.
The Homesteading Wife · 1Y ago

Soil Testing

 You can have the healthiest seedlings, but if you plant them in poor soil you're going to be disappointed.  Trust me.  Last year I had the most beautiful zucchini.  Months I waited.... and ...
The Homesteading Wife · 1Y ago

One of the Best things about Chickens

 I could go on and on about why I love my chickens.  They gives eggs, they control bugs, they are fun to watch run around the barnyard.  My favorite thing...  Composted Manure!This stuff is ...
The Homesteading Wife · 1Y ago

Well, well, well...

WELL!!!I want to shout it from the rooftop, we are finally getting our well!After four years of hauling every drop of water we use, the ball is finally rolling to get a well dug.  Money was ...
The Homesteading Wife · 1Y ago

2016 Goals

Last year was a somewhat slow year on the homestead.We put up more fencing around the property.  The goal is to divide it up into 4 smaller pastures for rotational grazing and for when we we...
The Homesteading Wife · 1Y ago

Goodbye Old Friend

It was bound to happen here on our little farm. Last weekend my dear Molly died. She died from what I now suspect was a LDA, aka "Twisted Stomach".  She hadn't been acting right and was hard...
The Homesteading Wife · 1Y ago

Winter Routines

 It's been pretty boring around here.  Same routine pretty much every day.  Wake up, get ready for work, feed animals, work, supper, feed animals, bed. On the advice of our vet, I'm not milk...
The Homesteading Wife · 2Y ago

Wood Cookstove Tips

 I've learned a lot (and am still learning) about my wood cookstove.  I thought I would share some of the tips and tricks we've picked up that make using a woodstove easier.Daily Maintenence...