Grass Farming, Video

These Lambs Have SPRINGS in Their LEGS

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It’s been an awesome week here at Never Done Homestead.  Our last sheep had her lamb, which brought our total lamb count for 2018 to FIFTEEN LAMBS!  That’s almost twice as many as last year. Wow!

In between the rain showers, we were able to get a little bit of gardening in.
But I’m not complaining about the rain; it’s making our pastures so nice and lush.
All the animals are gorging themselves on all that green goodness, including the Pastured Chickens!

Anna made an update video to show some of stuff we’ve been up to.

In my opinion, the best part of this video is at the end.  If you’ve never seen LAMB RACES, make sure you stay till the end of the movie, because these lambs have found the springs in their legs, and they are USING THEM!

Stay Awesome!

Building & Fixing, Pigs, Video

The Chicks Are Coming!

Do you know how to tame a piglet? This week, I figured it out   Piglets will do just about ANYTHING for eggs.  We kept six of the piglets that were born this winter for ourselves, and we are working on getting them people-friendly.  And, of course, we included them in the video for ya!

We have our first batch of chicks coming in the next few days, so one of the projects we filmed this week was cleaning out the brooder.

We are still taking pre-orders for our Pastured Chicken.  You can get more info about that HERE.

Oh, don’t miss the sneak peak at my sister, Laura’s, newest project.  More coming on that soon!

Hope you are enjoying your Saturday!



Cooking & Eating

The Great Tomato Canning Challenge

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This gang eats a lot of food.  And every time one of the kids graduates to TEENHOOD, we also graduate up to a larger cooking pot.  Coincidental?

To keep these larger cooking pots full, we are constantly increasing our yearly canning goals.  Last year, we set a goal of 200 quarts of tomatoes.  We almost had to admit defeat, though, when our patch nearly failed.  But thanks to family, friends, and neighbors sharing their extra tomatoes, we reached our 200 qt. goal with tomatoes to spare.  So we set a second goal of 300 quarts and filled all those jars, too!  2015’s final tomato count was 307 quarts of tomatoes!

The Great Tomato Canning Challenge 2016

This year, our first goal is 300 quarts. We are well on our way with 124 quarts so far and lots of green tomatoes still to ripen in the patch!  Our tomato growing friends are bringing tomatoes, too, so the jars are filling quickly.  If we meet our first goal, our second goal is 500 quarts!

Let’s do it!