Health & Nutrition, Video

Whipping Up Some Goat Milk SOAP

How is Daylight Savings Time treating you today?  Me?  I’m tired.

Don’t worry.  We will all adjust before the time “falls back” in the autumn.

To perk up your tired brain, we have a short video for you!

Come join me in the kitchen as I whip up a batch of goat milk soap.
I’m using the beef tallow that we rendered earlier in the winter.
(If you didn’t see the tallow rendering video, you can watch it HERE.)

If you can’t see the video above, click HERE!

Hope you are having a great day!
Talk to you soon,

Pigs, Video

Wrapping Up January with PIGLETS & a LAMB

Can you believe it’s the end of January already?!  Why, it feels like Christmas was just last week!

But before January is officially over, we have a couple things to share.

First, the piglets are here.  Well, some of them, anyway.  Anna tells me there are a BUNCH more on the way.  She and my younger sisters are going to be BUSY next month!


(I have to admit, pigs are not my thing. I really think they hate me. So, since my sisters don’t usually need my help in the pig barn, I focus more on the sheep, goats, and pastured chickens.)

And as if taking care of a bunch of grumpy pregnant pigs didn’t keep her busy enough, Anna has also been bottle feeding a baby lamb.  Our cousin had a sheep that rejected her lamb, so Anna agreed to take care of the baby.

Want to see all these cute babies?  Check out Anna’s video below!

Till next time, friend,



Building & Fixing, Cooking & Eating, Humor, Video

Do You Keep a SAW in Your Kitchen??!?

grass fed lamb central PA winter

Happy SPRING! Oh wait, it can’t be spring. It’s still January. Oh well, it feels like spring!

Yes, we have had several oddly warm days, which, after two weeks of arctic blast, HAS BEEN AMAZING!

SO…we have been catching up on outdoor jobs while the weather holds.

Plus, we made you a movie. And you are probably going to think we are even crazier than you thought once you watch it. (I hope you aren’t grossed out….)

Oh, and did you see the photo of the sheep at the top of this post. I took that photo this morning. We filmed the video on Wednesday. After you see the video, you will get what I’m saying. (THAT WINIFRED!!!!)

Ok, I’ll stop jabbering!
Have a lovely weekend,

Grass Farming

The Homestead is FROZEN

We don’t have a video, but I think I have a good excuse. It has been downright, positively TOO COLD TO FILM!! It hasn’t been over 32*F since Christmas, and seeing single digits on the thermometer has become pretty normal.

Plus, I don’t think Anna and I are too photogenic with umpteen layers of winter gear on.  Good grief, my sheep didn’t even recognize me the first time I went out to the barn looking like an overstuffed winter scarecrow.

So….I thought I’d give you a written update instead of a video since I can do that from the warmth of the house while drinking coffee.
All our animals have been handling this never-ending-arctic weather extremely well. The pigs have made themselves a huge, toasty hay nest and are sleeping the winter away, and the chickens and rabbits are happily munching all the extra feed we have been putting out. The cows are getting fatter, the goats are more than happy to stay in their shed, and the sheep don’t seem to know anything is different than usual.  BUT, the sheep are FINALLY using their calf hutch barn shelters!  I guess the weather finally became cold enough for them to bite the bullet and quit sleeping under the stars.

(If you don’t know what I’m talking about, check out THIS VIDEO where my sheep are sleeping out in the snow.)

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See! I even snapped a photo with my phone as proof!

Well, I need to go chop ice off the water buckets…again.

So till next week, keep warm and stay hydrated.



It SNOWED! ~ Winter Weather Barn Chores

central pa snow farm homestead pretty

Did it snow at your house last night?  It did here!  I’m just a big kid when it comes to snow. Even though it makes work around the farm a bit more challenging, I still absolutely love snow.

Anna and I made you a video this morning with all our grazing animals in the barns and enjoying the snow.  Well, most of them were enjoying the snow.  You will see that not all my darlings enjoy the snow as much as I do.


Grass Farming, Video

Never Done Homestead Videos are BACK!

Hello from Never Done Homestead.

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We are getting ready to slow down for the winter season after a super busy late summer/early fall.  But before winter officially starts, we thought we should try to get a video made before we missed the entire fall season.

I think because it has been three months since we made a video (naughty, naughty), our movie-making skills feel a bit rusty.  You will see what I mean when you watch the video below.
Oh, and fellow goat lovers, don’t panic about the lack of goats in this video.  I still have my (awesome) goats. They just aren’t on pasture any more as they have migrated to their warm winter quarters. Video on that coming soon!
Ok, enough random chatter…Here is the video:
Take care friends!
Cooking & Eating, Grass Farming, Pigs, Video

Homestead Cheese & Chores

We finally have another video for you!

In today’s video, Anna and I each grabbed a camera and filmed parts of our day. I wasn’t sure how this was going to turn out, but I think you are going to enjoy the end product.

Let me know what you think!
Talk to you soon!

Gardening, Video

Want To See Our Garden?

How is your summer going?  We have had an excellent summer so far.  Everything is growing like weeds.  Oh, and the weeds are growing like weeds, too.  Go figure!

ndh beans

Before I announce today’s video, I wanted to let you know we are almost sold out of our pastured chicken for September 16.  These are the last chickens for 2017, so don’t wait if you want to order!


Today’s video is a little different.  It has *almost* no animals in it.   Because ideally, you don’t want animals in the garden…

Yes, the video below is a garden tour.  Now if gardening isn’t your thing, you might want to skip this video.  But for those of you who are like me and love seeing your friends’ gardens, this just might be up your alley.

(SPOILER: There is a very short clip at the end with some really cute, NAUGHTY piglets!)

Ok, I’ll stop rambling! Take care friend!