Just a Few Reasons Why… We Love Our Chickens

Have you ever heard that chickens are the gateway drug to farming? At least, that’s how it was for me. When my dreams of farming were first forming, it seemed like the natural way to start – A few chickens.  You know, just enough to get a few eggs. Nothing crazy.  Not like twenty-something chickens. Oh,Read more

In Consideration of Pigs…

It’s official – We are considering pigs on the Faulk Farmstead!   I know what you’re thinking – “Don’t you have enough on your plate already?”  Yup, we actually do.   But we LOVE our pork.   And we LOVE to raise our own food.   So it seems like the obvious thing to do!  Read more

Farmsteading Dreams for 2014

2014.  Here we go.   Yesterday, I reflected on our past year on the farmstead – And what a year it was!!  The time has come, however, to set some homesteading goals for 2014.  I just KNOW this will be a big year for us!   Let’s do this!   Have a successful breeding/kidding withRead more

Farmsteading Lessons for 2013

As 2013 comes to a close, I find myself doing the inevitable – Reflecting on this past year.   Isn’t that what you do too?  Think back on what you enjoyed about your year?  About what didn’t go so well?  What you have learned?   After chatting it up with my husband, I think weRead more

“Wheys” We Use Up Extra WHEY

Ok, ok.  I apologize for the pun.  But be honest – Would you have been able to resist typing that?  I tried really hard not to…    🙂 If you make cheese or yogurt, you probably have an excess of whey, the beautiful yellow remaining liquid.  Whey is a by-product of cheese and yogurt makingRead more

A Morning on the Faulk Farmstead

Mornings – Either you love ’em or you hate ’em. Me?  If it is my day off from my “day” job (only work 3 days/week), I rather look forward to them.  Especially the misty mornings we’ve been having lately.  So mysterious, yet full of promise. My day starts around 6:40.  The alarm goes off, andRead more