I would love to join in!! My hubby won't raise animals, but we did plant a large garden and I planted some fruit bushes. I'm hoping to get some fruit trees also. I love learning how to be self-sufficient!
We currently homestead on 290 acres, where we raise goats, chickens, turkeys, dogs and cats (matter of fact, just butchered several roosters, got about 14 dozen eggs in the fridge, have 9 new baby kittens, about 20 new baby goats, and just put 8 turkey eggs in the incubator yesterday!!!) Would love to join this club!!!!!!!!!!!
i would also like a badge. I am trying to get my husband to let me have chickens for the eggs. We grow lots of veggies and fruit, much is frozen to use all year long. I also get free flowers by saving seeds or asking neighbors for some of thier seed heads. Folks around here, are happy to share. Also I swap on line too. We go int he woods to pull up young trees off my inlaws land. And since my father inlaw raises angus beef, I am well fed there. And these cattle are raised in an open pasture with 60 acreas to enjoy and are never give hormones. They only get meds if they are sick. I try to stretch everything, like groceries ect. I go to rummage sales, after season sales a t mall for clothing. iam just learning to sew. I taught myself to crochet last yr, so I am making a throw for my bed. This is a great forum, hope to learn more! I love the Countryside mag, but can;t afford it and our library doesnt have it. Sometimes I get a card in mail for free issue so I get it. Tara
I have been mostly off the board for about the last 9 months or so. But tax season is over and I have a little more time to chat so I would love to be in the homestead club.
My name is Jeanna and as of now I live on a 32 acre farm in the mountains of western NC. We have a garden, 2 rabbits, a goat--soon to add about 6 more, 10 chickens--they aren't laying yet, 15 cows--had 16 last night one died,4 dogs--- a Pom, Boarder Collie, Fist and a mute. I try to can what I can and love to sew and quilt.
I do work full time as of now as does my husband.
Hope to get to know everyone better.
Add me to the club, please! I have a small 2 acre farm right now, and I'm always looking for ideas and inspiration to make it the best it can be, while I become more self-sufficient and proficient at things. This looks very interesting. What a neat idea!
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