Category Archives: Homesteading

I think I want a tiny cow.

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Yes, as in, miniature. They exist, I promise. (Miniature giraffes, sadly, do not.) I’ve been doing my research and I’m pretty sure I would love nothing more than a miniature Jersey heifer calf. You guys — take a LOOK. At. This. Face. (image credit: South Side Stables) That is a real animal. It really is,…

Meet Clarence the Lamb

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Oh, boy, oh boy! Dorothy the sheep‘s little baby boy surprised us the weekend before last on a quiet Saturday evening, turned not-so-quiet. While relaxing inside the house, Pre-Hubs already drifting off to sleep after a hard day’s work, I heard Dorothy’s cry from outside. She’s normally kind of a noisy little thing, that Dot,…

Goatie’s Surprise Angel Kid

Surprise… Goatie actually was pregnant. Some sort of goat herdsman’s intuition led Pre-Hubs to totally call it, too. Just last night he asked me if I thought her udder looked “big.” We looked at her, and I thought maybe it did look a little more noticeable than it used to, but I have no experience…

Meet Our Very First Dairy Sheep, Dorothy!

Well, that didn’t take long, now did it? The last time (just last week!) we covered our quest to raise our own dairy animals for fresh, raw milk, we had but one dwarf goat — a sweet, shy little thing who really had no chance of providing milk for us as she’s not pregnant, and…

Meet Our Little Dairy Dwarf, Goatie

This post is so overdue! But, I wanted to write up my stance on REAL milk (versus that nasty crap you find in the store), and the reason we need a dairy animal in the first place before I introduced everyone to sweet little Goatie. Isn’t she precious? This is our Nigerian dwarf goat we…

Unexpectedly Unplugged: Off-Grid Living in our Homemade Home, Pt.1

{I thought I’d take a bit of a break this weekend from preaching the traditional foods gospel to expose a more personal piece of life from from my little corner of the blogosphere. It’s still relevant to what we’re all about in our butter-believing, real-fooding lives (promise!), so I hope you’ll stay tuned!} Being introduced…