This Week in Homesteading
December 18, 2015
The babies are up and about now! Of course, they decided to vacate the nest on the coldest day we’ve had in over a month, just when we’re due to get a lake effect snow storm. So I loaded up the cage with extra straw, and I’ll be checking on them all weekend to make sure they’re safe and warm.
From my favorite homesteading blogs this week:
- FINALLY, a great post on goat fencing! Between this blog post and some advice from the forums on BackyardHerds.com, Mike and I have our fence-shopping-list made. (And we’re going to need to start building it sooner than later… EEP!
- Speaking of goats, Lesa of Better Hens and Gardens just released her new e-book, Nigerian Dwarf Goats 101: Background and Basics. For a limited time, it’s on sale for only $2.99!
- Shaye Elliot from The Elliot Homestead showed how to properly wash and handle your chicken eggs. (P.S. Her new book is also on my wishlist!)
- I want some of this soup to enjoy while we get lake effect snow tonight/tomorrow. YUM…!
- File away for future reference: How to treat bumblefoot on a chicken.
On YouTube this week:
- Appalachia’s Homestead showed the results of canning bacon – WHO KNEW!?
- I wish I’d have known how to make rutabaga pie when we had some from our CSA! (via OurHalfAcreHomestead).
- Dirtpatcheaven talks about how her family lives on $600 a month.
Amanda lives with her family on a little red farmstead in northwestern Pennsylvania. By day she's a web developer specializing in WordPress and in her off time she enjoys working with goats and other livestock on the farm, canning, knitting, and crocheting.