Gearing up for Fair :: Faulk Farmstead

Missing, But Not Gone… Gearing Up for Fair!

It’s OK, folks. . I did NOT drop off the face of the Earth. . What HAS been happening?  LIFE.  Plain and simple. . Aside from the summertime busy-ness of the homestead, we have been getting ready for something very exciting here:  The Little Homesteader is entering her first fair!  Tomorrow, we will be packingRead more

How (NOT) to Take a Farm Vacation :: Faulk Farmstead

How (Not) to Take a Farm Vacation

This post was originally titled “How to Take a Farm Vacation.”  And then I decided it probably should be titled “How NOT to Take a Farm Vacation” because things didn’t  quite go as planned once we left our home state of Washington. . Let’s go back a bit… . In preparation for leaving town, my little sisterRead more

Spring Happenings on the Faulk Farmstead :: Faulk Farmstead

Spring Happenings on the Faulk Farmstead

Spring on the farmstead?  Ab-so-lutely CRAZY.  Busy to the point of fault.  But not to worry – we are loving every moment of it! Although the Faulk Farmstead blog has been a bit quiet lately (due to Spring craziness and a super-secret upcoming project!), the farmstead itself has been anything but quiet.  Curious what we’veRead more

Goat Udder Balm - A Homestead DIY :: Faulk Farmstead

Goat Udder Balm – A Homestead DIY!

  Our goats work hard for us.  They put up with rough baby goats tugging and sucking and hitting their teats and udders.   Those girls deal with me trapping their heads in the milking stanchion and then milking them too.   I’m thinking their lady bits (no, not THOSE lady bits…) might deserve aRead more

Simple Gosling Brooder and Pen - A Homestead DIY! :: Faulk Farmstead

Simple Gosling Brooder and Pen

So there’s this thing about goslings that I wasn’t COMPLETELY prepared for.  They grow REALLY fast.   But I’ll be honest with you – I was told this ahead of time.  I was!  I just didn’t quite imagine it to this extent!  Olive has over doubled in size and is already growing out of herRead more

Taking a Swing at Incubating Eggs (A Gosling is Born) :: Faulk Farmstead

Taking a Swing at Incubating Eggs (A Gosling is Born!)

Baby farmies.  A staple on the Spring farm. During our first year on the farm, we bought our share of chicks at the feed store or through a local Craigslist ad.   We picked them out, took them home, and plopped them in their cozy, lit-up home, with feed and water waiting for them.  EasyRead more