Category Archives: Chickens

Other than knitting

I actually did accomplish something other than knitting this weekend, although I did do plenty of that too. I froze about 3 lbs of beans, washed my Shetland fleece from Emancipation Acres and FINALLY made flat bread worth eating. I … Continue reading

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High Summer

The beans are going gangbusters and we have 8 rabbits fattening for the pot. The rest of the homestead has not been as successful so far this year. We lost one of our chickens last week, we think to a … Continue reading

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Winter’s End

It looks like winter had finally broken, we have had several days in the 40’s and the snow is almost all gone.  Today is supposed to be in the 60’s, so far it is still in the 30’s but the … Continue reading

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New soap experiment

Yesterday was another soap day. I made another batch of Chef’s soap, tweaked the recipe a bit though as I thought the last batch was a bit soft. I rendered some tallow last year and it has been sitting in … Continue reading

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Think Spring!

February may be the shortest month on the calendar, but in Wisconsin it seems the longest. Winter is dragging on, and after a tease last week of rain and temps in the low 40’s F we are now back to … Continue reading

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Canning, knitting and Spinning

Wine is bubbling, Perry is ready to be bottled, Pasta sauce is canned and mutton and lamb (from Emancipation Acres) are at the abattoir, wood is stacked and projects are lined up in wait for winter. The wine from our … Continue reading

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Day 2 of “Productive Weekend”!

Today is soap, lotion and bath salts day.  I thought I was going to sit and knit after yesterday but got inspired.  I put together a new line for the website.  The soap won’t be ready for a while but … Continue reading

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