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What We Feed Our Goats

In On The Homestead by healthyadmin

Once you make the decision to welcome an animal to your homestead, you take on the responsibility for the health and well-being of that animal.  When it comes to care, there are three schools of thought;  one: you can go with the modernized, traditional approach of commercial feeds and supplements, two:  you can opt for a completely natural approach, and …

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Best Goat Herbal Supplements We’ve Found

In On The Homestead by healthyadmin

When it comes to goats, supplementation just ends up being a part of the equation so we’d like to share our favorite natural goat herbal supplement. Goats are, in their natural habitat, foragers and will graze on a wide variety of grasses, brush, bark, and leaves.  In a domestic environment where they are primarily confined to pasture, they can’t get …

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Best Ways to Preserve Apples

In In The Kitchen, On The Homestead, Preserving the Harvest by healthyadmin

It’s apple picking season!  This year produced an abundant crop of big, juicy apples in our orchard so we have been busy preserving apples here on the homestead.  Not only did our trees give us bushels of apples, but our neighbors trees were also full and they graciously offered their harvest to us as well.  So, we have had plenty …

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Garlic Planting Time

In Herbs, In The Garden, On The Homestead by healthyadmin

Here in the Ozarks of Missouri, the days are just about as perfect as it gets.  Cool mornings with sparkling dew on the grass, deep blue skies, and warm days.  October is my favorite month of the year and I try to spend as much time outside as I can…especially time with the horses and time in the garden.  And …

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Welcome Kisses and Cream to the Homestead!

In In The Kitchen, On The Homestead by healthyadmin

Here at the homestead, we enjoy growing and raising as much of our own food as we can.  We decided a long time ago that with the current commercial trends in food, increased use of pesticides and GMO products, and over-all health of the food, we wanted to know the origins and handling of as much of our food as …

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Herb Spotlight: Stinging Nettle

In Herbs, On The Homestead by healthyadmin

I’ve always been a bit fascinated with herbs and their amazing benefits, both in adding flavor to culinary recipes and in their medicinal qualities.  For years, however, I didn’t do much with herbs since I allowed myself to succumb to the feelings of being overwhelmed in learning about herbs.  Then one day, I decided to focus on learning just a …

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Choosing the Healthiest Water to Drink

In In The Kitchen, On The Homestead by healthyadmin

In our previous post, we talked about why you need to drink more water and how important drinking water is for our health.  But now that you’ve decided to drink more water, is any water good enough?  Unfortunately, no.  It’s a sad truth that although we have many choices in the United States for drinking water, not all of them …

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Clean Without Chemicals

In In The Garden, In The Kitchen, On The Homestead by healthyadmin

I have a confession to make.  I’m not a big fan of housecleaning…or doing the laundry.  I always have so many other fun things I could be doing, like playing with my daughter, being outside in the garden, going for a ride on my horses, working on my businesses (which I love to do), or maybe cooking up some new …

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Find your Fortune

In On The Homestead by healthyadmin

Recently, my 8 year old daughter Megan and I were walking down our lane on a beautiful spring day after school.  Suddenly, my daughter started jumping up and down in excitement and rushed over to me to show me her amazing find of a genuine four-leaf clover!  We had been talking about how beautiful all the clover was, with several …