Year in Review- Homestead Goals 2016

2016 was intense, a proverbial roller coaster. Unbelievable highs and ball-your-eyes-out lows. A lot happened purely based on circumstances out of our hands, and some things were the result of inadequate preparation. I actually have 2 more posts following this one, a more in-depth analysis of the year and our homestead goals for 2017. Stay tuned for the … More Year in Review- Homestead Goals 2016

Our Vision

This began as a quick Instagram post for Boots and Hooves Homestead’s #augusthomesteading challenge. But as I entered in my THIRD paragraph, I thought it might work better as a blog post. Watch out, I’m ’bout to get all wordy and melodramatic on you guys… While I know exactly why we are doing this homesteading … More Our Vision

How we eat, and why

When you jump down the rabbit hole of natural living and whole foods, it can be difficult to explain it all. Everything is interconnected, and can seem sort of crazy if you don’t understand the reason behind it. To prevent confusion, misunderstanding, and repetition throughout the site, I have compiled a thorough description of what … More How we eat, and why

Life on the Farm

Hello friends! I wanted to stop in and let you know about all the happenings here on the homestead. Grab a cup of coffee and let’s chat! First and most important, most oh-my-goodness-no-way-yes-way-whaaaaat is… ::drum roll, please:: WE ARE GETTING A COW! A real live purebred Jersey heifer! ::swoon:: She is the most adorable thing … More Life on the Farm

From the ashes of disaster grow the roses of success

When we began this homesteading journey a few years back, we knew failure was an accepted part of the process. Trial and error..and error..and error. A success deserves only cautious recognition, a slow motion high five with breath held tightly, always an eye on the periphery, waiting for the tide to come in and take … More From the ashes of disaster grow the roses of success