Seeing as we just bought a house, there isn’t much left in the bank by way of remodeling or renovating. So we are taking small steps at the moment! I wanted to share with you the way everything looked upon closing. I did clean the carpets before these photos were taken (the previous owner had two dogs and a cat) but that is basically it. Enjoy!
As it would be for anyone to say the “best” in terms of chicken breeds for a small homestead, I am being totally and completely biased. Full disclosure, the Silver Laced color variety was originally bred in Wisconsin and I am so dang proud. The Wyandotte breed has a total of eight color varieties, which include Black Laced, Blue Laced, Buff, Buff Columbian, Columbian, Golden Laced, Partridge, Silver Laced, and Silver Pencilled. I think that the Silver Laced Wyandotte is the prettiest though, but to each their own! Now let’s get on to talking about why Wyandottes are great for the small-scale homestead.
Today I am going to discuss the reasons behind why the American Guinea Hog has become the official selection for Green Willow Homestead. Having a source of meat I raise myself has been a goal of mine for many years, so excuse me for a moment while I do a little happy dance.
Welcome back! If you haven’t read my last post yet, I totally encourage you to do so. I discuss all the reasons behind why homesteading is my personal calling and how deeply important I think it is when it comes to discussing environmental stability and self sufficiency.
In this week’s post, I’m going to go over how we found this property, the five acres of land as is, discuss my 2016 homesteading goals, and then close with my overarching vision for the property. This post is as much a to-do list for me to hold myself accountable into 2016 as it is an introduction for you to our land. Read on!
Thanks for stopping by Green Willow Homestead! From chicken rearing to orchard planting, we've got our hands full and we love sharing what we've learned along the way. Follow along as we strive to live sustainably and turn these five acres from just property to a fully functioning small-scale homestead.
1. Joe Salatin
2. Rachel Carson
3. Wendell Berry
4. Temple Grandin
5. Sustainable Dish
6. Zero Waste Home
7. Allan Savory
Favorite Books of 2018
2. Bringing it to the Table
3. Holistic Management
4. The Small Scale Poultry Flock
5. In The Company of Women