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Harvest of Daily Life is Still Here!

Please pardon our mess as we restructure the site 😉
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In May 2014 we to a big leap of faith, quit our jobs are moved to the forest in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest to follow our dreams of self sufficiency and to make a go of living off the land…

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Our first family farming project is our CSA (community supported agriculture) program. Essentially we are growing food for a small number of families who have become members of our program. They will get weekly boxes of fresh…

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Learn more about our homestead, read stories, musings, check out our photos and much more…

This is where all the Harvest of Daily Life archives have gone.

What is Shakin…

  • 2015 CSA News- Week 1

    Isn’t this weather beautiful?! I was just out pulling weeds in the garden and the mild temperatures were so nice to enjoy. The weather sure has our plants confused though. To us it feels like it has been a very slow growing spring here. I don&#...

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    Ch-ch-changes…

    Some big things are in store for the site. Some of you feed subscribers got wind of some changes thanks to the automatic feed that went out with lots of dummy giberish text after we did a website makeover *facepalm* Many apologies for that. Its also ...

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    Electric fencing is a pain in the ASS!

    I’m really unimpressed with electric fencing. We already decided that we wanted permanent fencing for our “barnyard” where the barn animals will have free rein. Heck, we even invested in the rolls of fencing and it’s laying ou...

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    Meeting Winnie, running over a lamb and shock fencing…

    Last week was a roller coaster, we are still reeling from it. You see we were pointed in the direction of a homeless livestock guardian dog. We’ve known we needed one since our beloved family dog lost her life last fall. Luckily we’ve onl...

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    Wildlife Encounters on the Homestead: The American Mink

    My little farm girl found a mink this morning… a live one in our chicken coop....

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    The kiddos milked our dry goat, we got 1 pint!

    Yesterday my three and five year old girls joined me at the milking stand. “I want a turn!” they each announced. You see, I had our Alpine goat, Pop tart, up on the milking stand. She was out enjoying pasture earlier in the day when I not...

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    Life, death & kids…

    Country life is full of life and death encounters. It’s one of the great perks of farm living in my opinion. Some would disagree I suppose but either way it brings perfect “teaching moments” for the kids....

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