If you love crab grass, be sure to swing by my garden! We have the biggest crab grass ever! Seriously people, there’s no better crab grass anywhere! Ours is the best! So, I worked the garden like I was on a mission straight from God all through early spring and summer. Went on the most … More Crab Grass & Coffee
So my turkeys ran off with the wild Tom that showed up at our homestead a few weeks ago. … More One. Measly. Egg.
While scanning one of the hobby farm groups I belong to on social media this morning, I happened upon a pretty harsh attack on one of my fellow homesteaders. I won’t go into great detail, as that part isn’t particularly important. Suffice to say, it caused me to pause and think about how and why … More The Highs and Lows…
Hiya Spring! Welcome back! Despite the steel handled hoes and stubborn roots clinging tightly to Mother Earth’s womb making for stiff fingers, raw palms and aching joints, we adore the honest-to-goodness hard day’s work this season demands. Hundreds of teensy seeds I tucked tenderly beneath a blanket of rich soil in my kitchen on a … More We Watched our Salad Grow.
There’s a morning ruckus that serenades the silence of the rising sun here at the homestead. At the first sliver of light, Tom turkey sings louder than the rooster. His gobble is glorious, and he keeps it consistent all day long. Personally, I love it. It’s like the hobby farm fight song that echoes through … More Winter Awakenings, Spring Sprouts
Good morning friends! Yesterday was day #4 of being snowed-in, stranded out here at The Wildwood Homestead. My hunk plows & salts some of the major institutions around the vicinity so he hasn’t been around much since Friday. Our teenage daughters finally escaped to a friend’s house yesterday, so it was just Jabba, the pups, … More CABIN FEVER! Stranded day #4
Our dearest friends, family & blog readers, This year has been exciting & productive, challenging & reflective. Thank you so much for following the blog & sharing my posts! Thank you for taking time to reach out to us to ask questions about chicken-keeping, food preservation, landscape ideas & inquiring about ways to build upcycled … More 2016 at Wildwood Homestead
So there are plenty of folks out there who hunt deer or raise cattle, hogs, meat birds or other livestock for slaughter and never feel compelled to write about it or explain themselves to the world at large. I’m not one of those people. I write. I enjoy writing. I also need to write in … More My Eyebrows Aren’t on Fleek.
I’ve been meaning to post the story of our first homegrown, home harvested turkey experience, but I’ve not had time to sit down & scratch it out over the past week. Last weekend our friends Charlie & Jose graciously hosted our annual “Friendsgiving” celebration. Josh & I provided our homegrown turkey “Hank” for the meal. … More First Homegrown Turkey Feast.