Pulling Fodder on the Homestead

As part of my long term planning, I can’t help but think about how I would feed my livestock during times of hardship. This is something that every responsible husbandman should do, but I tend to dwell a little longer on the subject because of my interests. I often wonder how my own ancestors kept…

We used to have carrots and pumpkins.

“One for the squirrel, one for the crow, three to come up and two to grow.” In years gone by, this little rhyme must have been taught to kids from an early age as part of the training they would need once the family farm had fallen to the care of the next generation. Thinking…

After Yule the Quiet Begins

At Yule the Earl gave him a gold ring.   Our first planting of the 2017 season was the addition of 6 new semi dwarf fruit trees that went into the ground on a cold day that had brought a light dusting of snow.  It felt good to put something into the ground during a…