Friday, December 28, 2012

Road Kill Is Crazy Delicious

Guess we are now rednecks!!! Wife hit this javelina on the way home last night from work, It was snowy and cold and i am out there in the dark cleaning a hog lol. No sense in letting good meat go to waste :)

Got Christmas pictures to post later from our first christmas on the hmestead.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Snow and Cold

Brrrrrr is the word here at the homestead, It has been very windy and cold, Woke up to snow and we had several inches of rain as well. Well it does feel like the holidays now :)

 The garden is still going strong!
Our christmas tree

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Bob Cat

We have lost 4 chickens and one turkey so far, i have been watching for the bob cat for almost 2 weeks and finally got him tonight, he was scoping out my rabbits. He weighted about 45 pounds he was heavy!

Friday, November 9, 2012

All Sizes Of Eggs

Our chickens finally are starting to lay eggs, its funny on the size range. Today is a rainy cold day here on the homestead so i am doing catch up on the blog.

Almost Snake Bit

Here is the water heater that i installed and plumbed in, yay we now have hot water at the faucets!

Last night i went out to check on the water heater and almost got snake bit, i didn't see the mojave and he didn't rattle at me i just caught it out of the corner of my eye as he coiled up and started to strike at me, i jumped back just as he struck, it was a very close call, it scared me to death, that was the closet call i have had here to date. Needless to say i killed him with a shovel.


Here is a picture of Jack already for halloween, he got to go trick or treating in Elfrida and Double Adobe, he got lots of candy, sugar rush lol.

We butchered two of our roosters today, it wasn't as bad as i thought it would be, Saturday we are having chicken and dumplings for supper, yummmmm :)

Friday, October 12, 2012

House Work

Getting real close on being sealed up for winter, got almost all the insulation in the walls, did bump out closets for all three bedrooms, sure gave us a lot more room in our small home and put up a temp ceiling of metal studs and 4x8 sheets of foam board, we plan on putting in a loft this spring is why the ceiling isn't permanent.

 First loaf of bread i ever made from scratch, It was good!

 Ceiling an Walls, lot of work for a ceiling that gets replaced in spring

  Closet Bump out, the closets are 4 x 8 x 8

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Baby Horned Lizzard

Son caught a baby horned lizzard, they are so cool!

Thought this was pretty neat the clouds on the valley floor here

Day At The Fair

Sorry i havent been posted like i should, just been busy times here at the homestead. With winter approaching we have been in high gear on getting our little home finished up with insulation and getting the ceiling in.

We took a break yesterday and loaded up the family and headed to the County Fair for the day!

This is the daughters school project that was displayed at the fair

Wife and daughter riding the zipper!
Son riding the bumber cars, he loved it!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Possible Tornado

We had a round of severe weather yesterday and got some damage to the homestead. Here is a picture of what we think is a tornado. Were having storms tonight also.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Rabbit Hutch

Been down in my hip so it has been slow going getting things done.

Here is our new rabbit hutch, i built it all out of metal. Our 2 New Zealand rabbits are on the top and our 2 Californian rabbits are on the bottom.

This is our guineas going over to check out the chickens.

Garden is doing great so far, we even have little pumpkins on the vine!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Harvest Time

Today we spent the afternoon harvesting mesquite beans for making flour, it takes a 5 gallon bucket full to make 1 pound of flour.

Our garden is doing well, everything is coming up that we planted from seed.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Rain and Rabbits!

We had a good rain here, the garden loved it, grasses are coming up everywhere out here it is getting so green around here.

 We even have tomatoe worms out here, the chickens and turkeys love them.

This is our pair of New Zealand rabbits, we will have plenty of meat from there off spring and will have some to sell also, Got to finish up the hutch and rabbit area. 

This is our new goat house, i will close it in for the winter but its open right now because its hot. The goats like it :)

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Rain is a Comin!

Looks like we are going to get some much needed rain today!

This is the second try at a garden, we added a fence this time and cooler temps now.

 The goats grazing, they eat all day long,