This is our last week of summer break before the start of our homeschooling year. The kids have been digging a hole for a few days ...because that's what feral homesteading children do.
Since we moved to the homestead I haven't been baking. I've been in unpacking and get stuff done mode but things are settling and I'm reclaiming some time back so today I made bread and cookies. The beard was from my trust Pie in the Sky book that has altitude tested recipes. We are st … Continue reading The Year of Bread: Hearty Grain
I spent half an hour mucking out the shelter this morning. It was pretty gross since they had to spend a lot of time in there because of rain the other day. We usually try to scoop out any poop and peed on straw each day but Sunday got skipped and it was gross. So … Continue reading Mucking the Goat Shelter
The High Plainsboy and his dog exploring And the High Plainsgirl's little treasure The High Plainsman worked more on driveway drainage
Today the High Plainsman added some extra fence support since the goats were rubbing their backs on the chain link causing it to bow out. We will be using cattle panel with the new goat barn. The High Plains boy and girl spent some time reading on the porch this morning. It was about 68 … Continue reading Weekend Homesteading Work
The High Plainsman took the Plainsboy and Plainsgirl to town today and they made a flea market pit stop. The kids got cowboy boots: And he found me a cast iron muffin tin! I've been wanting one and told him any time he was out like that to buy whatever cast iron treasures he came … Continue reading Cast Iron Muffin Tin: Flea Market Find
We don't have any good options for organic produce here. I had hoped but it's dismal. We have super Walmart and Safeway as the main grocery stores. There is a food co-op downtown but I haven't been yet and I think they have some construction stuff going on. The Walmart here has way less organic … Continue reading Freezing Veggies
Tapioca and Grace arrived today! The High Plainsman was in Colorado this last week so they came home together. He loaded them into dog kennels and they road in the back of his truck with no issues. Neither wanted out of her kennel when they got here, I'm sure the ride was scary but once … Continue reading Our Goats Are Here!
The main level is mostly done. I still need to get window treatments and we are waiting on our master bedroom furniture to be finished, it is currently being made. I also have a coffee table being made and need a rug for the living room and maybe the dining room… I haven't decided yet. … Continue reading A Little High Plains Cabin Tour in Pictures
The High Plainsman was working in Colorado this week so I had to finish to getting the goat pen ready. The goats are coming home with him. We converted what we think was an old dog run into a temporary goat pen until we can get our barn built. We did not intend on having … Continue reading Goat Pen Update: Mama Got it Done