Welcome to our homestead

… where time never sits still and something, anything, always happens!

‘Homesteading’ is all about ‘home making’ – turning the house, the land, the atmosphere into what one calls ‘home’. And home is where the heart belongs!

We are a couple of journey ‘men’ trying to make sense of this world we live in. In the Spring of 2013 we packed our bags in the big city and took to the woods. Literally! We moved on a 43-acre lot, 36 of which are covered with a beautiful forest of young and few decades old pine trees.

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We share our land with 2 cats, 3 dogs and roughly 60 chickens (the number increases and decreases by season). We raise dual-purpose chickens and sell the eggs and meat to help with the costs of feed. We hatch chicks every spring and rotate the aging chickens in the fall. We also tried to raise what some call ‘meat birds’ or ‘broilers’ (the kind you find in the grocery stores), but I feel it was not for us, not for now at least. We prefer to hatch and have them grow a little slower (about 15-20 weeks, rather than 8-10 weeks). This worked for us very well and we continue to learn and improve our practices.

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We hope you enjoy your stay and you’ll be back soon.

Laura, Mitchell and the critters.

 

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