How to Catch a Hog: How to Use a Snare


In the last few days, I had noticed some Hog activity in a new area where they hadn’t really been before. Hogs are considered a nuisance wildlife and their trapping is encouraged in our area. So yesterday, I dragged The Wife and The Son out for a walk to set out my new Hold-A-Hawg Spring […]


Benefits of Homesteading in Florida


Though the weather has taken another chilly turn in the last few days, it was still a gorgeous day here in Central Florida.  One of the benefits of Homesteading in Florida is the mild weather year round. Our move to the Homestead was not as drastic as other peoples, our move was only from South […]



New Sunday Morning Tradition on The Homestead

One of my favorite new Sunday Morning tradition, which we have started this year, is an early walk around the property.  Each week, The Beekeeper, our son and I gear up in our muck boots, no real task at hand other than maybe collecting a few eggs for breakfast, and have some quality play time […]

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In the spirit of the season, I wanted to list out some of our 2015 Farm Goals. BEES: We are down to two hives at the moment and although they are doing well enough, we would like to see that number increased. GARDEN & ORCHARD: We are preparing the grounds for our Garden and Orchard.  […]

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How Our Two Year Old Learned To Write: Homeschooling Update

Our son is just about two and a half years old now and I wanted to check in on our Pre(Home)School Progress.  These check ins are meant for us to share what has worked for us and what hasn’t and serve as a memoir for us to look back on in the future. How Our Two Year Old […]

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Beef Bone Broth in a Pressure Cooker

How to Make Beef Bone Broth in a Pressure Cooker

I recently had occasion to purchase some Beef Marrow Bones and I could not pass up the opportunity to try my hand at making Beef Bone Broth. Now this is not the first time I make Bone Broth. I’ve made Chicken Bone Broth and even a Turkey Bone Broth but I had never tried Beef […]

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How to Feather Gender Day Old Chicks

This week we were granted to opportunity to bring home 27 day old Rhode Island Red Chicks.  I had been planning a purchase of 25 or so birds from one of the hatcheries in the next month which we more than likely will still follow through with if things continue as planned.   But being […]

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Year in Review and Future Resolutions for Our Homestead

2014 Year in Review 2014 was a big year for us. We have many things to be grateful for and memories to reminisce. This year, we finally bought the farm and moved to our Homestead. We have wonderful neighbors and we are making some new friends. We also got to have goats and the chickens.  Followed by the […]

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Winter Fog on the Homestead

Winter weather in Central Florida is a new experience for us being that for the last 36 or so years we’ve lived in South Florida. At first I didn’t think the difference would even be noticeable.  I mean we only moved 140 or so miles north.  How big a difference could that be? Winter Fog on […]

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How to Catch a Hog: Using a Hog Gate

Being new to the area, we were surprised to find out that there is a vast population of Hogs in our immediate area.  It is actually quite common to see them crossing the road and finding the aftermath of their rooting almost everywhere.  This directly influenced out decision to begin hunting and trapping.  We plan […]

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