We love living in the country, on our little homestead, living as close to the land as our ancestors did. Sure, we have electricity, running water and most modern conveniences but we still work the land, tend to our livestock and grow most of our own food.
Homesteading can be much work, but when it comes to the end of the day and you are bone tired you feel good knowing you have put in a good wholesome days work.
Here is peek into a day in our life as homesteaders.
Our day started with Henry our rooster meeting us at the door for his morning treat.
Morning chores start with feeding and watering our meat rabbits.
Bacon and ham were waiting for breakfast.
The pig pen was in need of a good cleaning.
A walk through the fields to check on the corn crop.
The meat chickens were all fed and watered for the day.
The hen house was full of the morning layers.
A couple loads of laundry made it to the line to dry in the bright sunshine.
I’ve been line drying clothes for years, and have gone through many different styles of clothespins. From plastic, to peg, to cheaply made China pins, and no matter which ones I bought, I never could find any heavy duty clothespins that would hold up to the wind we get here on the farm. My clothes would always end up on the ground. Since I was introduced to these hand-made heavy duty clothes pins I don’t have to worry about anything ending up on the ground!
A nice walk through the woods to check on the back deer plot.
Seedlings started to replace some we lost due to cold weather.
I took some time to stop and enjoy the butterflies that were taking advantage of some spring flowers.
Checked on the bee hives and are happy to see them bringing pollen back to the hives.
Trimmed old stocks out of the blackberry patches.
Made a batch of strawberry jam.
Baked a chocolate cake for dinner.
Strung up the peas in the garden.
Planted a second harvest of corn.
Had a special visit from our granddaughter and she got to do her favorite job…gather eggs.
She even got to help with evening chores.
From our homestead to yours…enjoy your life whereever you live.