Good morning from The Fourteen Acres. It’s been a crazy, busy season at our house. Work, school, and sports have taken over our spare time. I’ll have to admit that our little homestead has been somewhat neglected. The fall garden is on autopilot. The chickens are doing what chickens do, and the bees are...busy. My IG has taken a backseat as well. So, with no new lovely pics of my own to share, I thought I’d share some of my favorite accounts. This dreamy pic was taken by Jill @theprairiehomestead Her page is full of all the things I love. If you don’t follow her, you should. She’s definitely #onetofollow #followfriday #homestead #homesteaders #backyardchickens #farmher
Mornin! Have y'all heard that they are now outlawing round bales of hay? Can you believe it? The word is, they are concerned that the animals aren't getting a square meal. 😂😂😂 All joking aside, this beautiful farm shot is by Jill, @theprairiehomestead. Jill and her family are homesteaders on the prairie in Wyoming. She enjoys sharing and helping others return to their roots. Go scroll through her gorgeous gallery, and you will see her sweet heart and the love for her homestead shine through!
Since I'm having no luck out here this season finding anything, I figured I'd share a photo from back in the day when nice bucks weren't far & few in between ! 😉 haha! Here's a photo from @hard_working_hunter of his grandfather Raymond Hafer on the far right standing next to his grandfather Chester Gorbett. I just love that boys huge hat to the left of the old man, all of their styles are priceless. That's old school hunting! No camo, no scent block, nothing but a hard days work & freezer full of meat! #oldschoolhunting#huntingoregon#homestead#huntingfamily#hunting#oldschool#1930s#nocamo#cowboys
Our weather stick says good weather... nature agrees!
The weather stick twists upwards in low humidity and downwards in high-humidity. These things are ancient tech, predating mercury barometer as weather prediction tools. Sticks like this were first used by Indians of the American northeast and Canadian east.
I’m lucky to have such adorable neighbors to help me in my garden! 😍 🌱Garden update: 🍅tomatoes were awful this year. I tried planting from seed for the first time and did it way too late, and it was too hot for this preggo lady to tend to them. today we picked what was left before I pull the plants for winter. 🥕third time’s the charm for carrots! this is only a small fraction of what’s growing and they are all huge! 🍠 my first time ever growing sweet potatoes and they are giant! I think this might be my new favorite crop, I can’t wait to dig around more and see what else is growing!
This heifer lost her calf on Tuesday so Matt purchased a week-old baby heifer and we are working on the adoption process. The momma is a little hesitant and gave Matt quite the kick to his leg! They are powerful creatures! #beef#homestead