Tag: Homestead

Choking a snake out of a Chickens mouth

I guess a man is never too old to enjoy life like a boy. While inside the house, I saw some of our chickens chasing a hen that had something hanging from her mouth. I wasn’t wearing my eyeglasses, so it was too blurry to discern right away. Nonetheless, a snake expert later identified it

A comprehensive crawl space repair & renovation underneath our home

Though I’ve enjoyed sharing our progress as we build and move towards being more self-sustainable. But this unexpected cost did not fit into our budget or the criteria of that goal plan, and it set us back in other areas. Nonetheless, it was an important project. When we purchased our home, the inspector for escrow purposes

The Freezing Rain phenomenon, resisting the establishment

One way professing Christians can examine themselves is how their attitude responds to the weather. In California, many grown men whined when it was “too hot.” And then they grumbled when it was “too cold.” Now in Tennessee, I’m experiencing this Freezing Rain phenomenon, but thankfully I hear less complaining. I guess some of the

Tx Donkey with Pink Eye – Spray is no good

The last time I applied medicine for Pink Eye was on horses, and that was ointment. Today I went to Stockdale’s and all they had was spray, and so I applied it according to the directions. I regret not shopping for ointment. #Donkeys

Thankfully our Shop has been completed

Some of you have enjoyed going on this virtual ride with us. Thankfully our Shop has been completed, and it is already in use.  Though our radio room will not be in the shop. Hopefully, in the future, I will erect another radio tower somewhere behind it for one of our High-Frequency antennas. In the meantime, I have

Our Generac 26kW Guardian Series Whole House Generator

We’ve been in Tennessee for ten months now, and are right-on schedule in making our homestead more self-sustainable. This week an Electrician installed our Generac 26kW Guardian Series Whole House Generator. Twenty-Six thousand watts is plenty to run everything in our home. And the model we chose has more bells and whistles than we’ll ever use.

Predators in the Sky attack animal below (the after-effects)

Heard an animal screaming outside, went out to investigate. Once I realized the attack was over, or they devoured something else, I went back inside to grab a camera. By the time I set it up on a tripod, the predatory Turkey Vultures were eating their breakfast. This is proof they don’t only eat roadkill.

Our Mama Cow came close to death

As you know, on Thanksgiving Day Mama Cow gave birth to her baby (Madeline), but yesterday Mama became extremely ill and was in respiratory distress. The two-person team that responded from our Veterinarian must have been trained in some form of Veterinary Martial Arts. To see how they were able to get this large Cow on the

Calf Released Day 6, Donkey Disciplined

Today was day six of baby Madeline’s new life. The first two days were not easy for her. She showed no interest in nursing. Her tongue and palate seemed to keep her from sucking milk from her mother. I’ve heard of mothers rejecting their calves, but Madeline seemed to reject her mother. Between us hand-feeding

Feeding our Baby Calf on day 2 – problems bonding

Since I’ve never seen the calf nurse her mommy, I tried feeding her just in case. But apparently, the baby is not hungry for my bottle. So, I guess I’ll leave her alone. UPDATE since upload: A brother from church came by to evaluate the situation. He got his veterinarian on the phone, and the