Monday, April 14, 2014

Pig Lessons

We added our first pigs to the farm in January, and I'm learning more from them everyday.  Last Thursday was our wildest day with them yet. 

Check out Milking Chickens: Lessons from Last Night for more...

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Grow Your Own Fodder

Looking for a healthy way to feed your animals and maybe even save a little money?  Consider sprouting your own seeds for fodder.  Not only is it healthy, but giving your animals a bit of green in the winter is a special treat!  Learn more at the Backyard Farming Connection.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Meet our friend Bobby

Last week we ran a contest over at Farm Chit Chat and wanted to feature one of our fans in a post.  Our friend Bobby from Nebraska won that contest and I think you will enjoy reading her story.  It is short, but shows a fighter’s spirit.  I could relate to some of that story…..starting over, selling animals and moving in with mom.   But Bobby says she believes in paying it forward and helping others who are facing difficult times.  I love that!  Thank you for sharing your story with us Bobby, I think our readers will enjoy it!

Read all about Bobby here

 Happy Homesteading!

Sounds Around the Homestead: Guinea Fowl

So, you are thinking about adding guinea fowl to your farm or homestead. These beautiful birds are wonderful creatures. They give the loveliest speckled eggs, they have some of nature's most interesting feathers and design. They will preen and clean your chickens and other backyard fowl of parasites, like ticks. But, are you prepared for how loud these little "protectors" of your flock can be? Come over to Lally Broch Farm  to see what you might expect from these fascinating birds.

~Sonja ♥

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Enter An Awesome Giveaway!

Enter for a Chance to Win Great Homesteading Prizes!

This week on The HomeAcre Hop you will have a chance to win:

The BackYard Orchardist
Raising Milk Goats Successfully
A One Year Subscription to Hobby Farm Home!

There are many options for entering for your chance to win! 
So stop by and put your name in the hat before the giveaway ends on Thursday, January 30th at 5am!
The giveaway love continues for a whole month...
Starting January 30th there will be another round of giveaway items!
Hope to see you there!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Planning Your Homestead: The Homestead Garden

It's time to plan your garden for the coming year.  Whether you are new to homesteading, or have been gardening for years, join the discussion as we talk about how to plan and implement your homesteading dreams.  Stop over at The Backyard Farming Connection to learn more.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Coffee Creamer Snow Cream

Although we didn't get quite as much snow as the weatherman predicted (do we ever?), it snowed enough to cover our boots and the temperatures are low enough to make daily chores frigid! 
To treat the kids (and myself) I made some Snow Cream with my favorite coffee creamer.  Join me here for the recipe!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Guinea Fowl

It's been about 4 months since we obtained our family's guinea fowl from a neighboring homestead. How are they faring in the cold, Maine winter? What plans to we have for their future? Come on over for a visit to Lally Broch Farm and we'll tell you all about it.

Sonja ♥
Lally Broch Farm

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Here's to the Dreamers

Are you a Dreamer?  Do you look at the world and see obstacles or opportunities?  I see opportunities and lots of love!  Lots, and lots of love <3

Read more here....

Happy Homesteading!

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