It’s that lovely time of year again here in Central Texas. The flowers are blooming, the grass is green, the trees are leafed out….and the flies are hatching in force. Our chickens and ducks do a great job controlling the majority of the flies in the larvae stage, but there are always some that slip… Read More Fly Spray/Udder Wash
My life can never be boring. I have this obscene aversion to mundane house work and normal days like taking my kids to the park. Why? I don’t know. Polly was the result of some late night madness. Sometimes when I can’t sleep at night I stay up and peruse our local Craigs List. Why?… Read More Polly-Training a Dexter Cow To Milk
Our Dexters are such a beautiful part of our homestead. They are the smartest, most wonderful livestock I have ever worked with and are such a joy. This year like, every year, brought the anticipation of calving season. Because of the horrid heat and drought conditions last year, our girls did not breed until late… Read More Girl Crazy
I have fallen in love with this wonderfully easy to make cheese. Seeing that I love all things that hold cream cheese, this was just a natural addition to our life. It’s so good, and so easy, I had to pass it on to you! Here’s what you need: 2 gallons raw milk at 80*,… Read More Best Cream Cheese And Super Easy!
For a few years we have had people come out and learn to milk on our homestead. Many of them said, “You have to teach a class!” I always laughed and put it in the back of my head as another one of those “someday” things. Then, last year, I had 4 people contact me… Read More Milking Classes
Most people start off the New Year with a lot of resolutions. We start off the New Year with a To-Do list. Typical of any homestead, there is a long line of projects that we want to check off the list this year, and we have high hopes for how many we will achieve. A… Read More A New Year In Full Swing