Monthly Archives: February 2012

Don’t eat all your mistakes

There’s a fairly common mantra in homesteading circles: “You can always eat your mistakes.” This is most often applied to livestock ownership, such as when a breed turns out to be poorly suited to your property or management style. When … Continue reading

Posted in Skillset | 20 Comments

Nine hens down

I listed our 9 old hens on craigslist. These were the first hens we got after moving into our place so I feel a bit sad about it. Their new owners are going to use them for layers and butcher … Continue reading

Posted in Livestock | 7 Comments

Nice weather makes our house sulk

Last week our little corner of the Northwest enjoyed a long stretch of beautiful days that belied the early February date. It was the sort of warm and sunny weather that makes you feel obligated to drop all those pressing … Continue reading

Posted in Cleanup | 10 Comments