More Spring Preparations and Making progress on the Bee Traps

Spring is here and sadly we are not quite ready for it. The garden still needs work, raised beds are still under construction, bare root plants still have bare roots. However, we persevere and continue to do what we can to keep up. This weeks spring preparations include pig relocation, garden preparations, and swarm traps!…

Spring Cleaning Surge and Planting a Beautiful Food Plot

Spring is officially here! Spring brings a certain energy with it. Everything starts growing and looking fresh and new! So, naturally, we end up cleaning too! On the homestead spring brings exciting developments as well. This week we started planting a beautiful food plot right outside our front door! Cleaning up the Lime Explosion A…

Important Homesteading No No: Frightening Adventures with Hydrated Lime

Hydrated Lime can be very useful around the homestead. Food preparation and preservation has involved lime for centuries. However, as with all things, too much of it can be a bad thing. It can be quite the health hazard when used for other purposes. What is Hydrated Lime? Hydrated Lime, aka Calcium Hydroxide, is an…