Our Homesteading Gallery Phaseolus vulgaris, Fabaceae, Common Bean, habitus. – By H. Zell – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link Sometimes the slips will get REALLY long. In that case, use a knife and cut the stems to 6-7″ lengths. One long stem may produce a number of “cuts.” Our neighbors are a quiet lot One very pregnant Katahdin ewe. Snow is 3/4 Anatolian, 1/4 Great Pyrenees. He’s spent most of his life with goats and baby goats. He’s slowly bonding with Pudge and Mingnon. Seed Shelled Pods Mignon checks Arthur out. Arthur wants to be a farm dog some day, so he came here to practice staring down a cow. Good boy! March Hare Stew which you can read about in our recipe section Pudge and Mignon are settling in together nicely. Pudge stands in the feed bowl every time I bring out the pellets. The two sleep in the deep pile of straw we spread over the stable floor for them. Corn & beans can provide great forage for rabbits. Mixed breed meat rabbit: Lineage includes (at leasst) NZ White, Champagne D’Argente and Flemish Giant. Ralph’s Italian Heirloom: a pole bean which came from Ralph, a barber in Clarks Summit, PA. Ralph’s great uncle brought it from Italy at the turn of the century. Rex Rabbit Ketzirah Lesser & Art Drauglis https://www.flickr.com/photos/wiredwitch/ Creative Commons license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/ Calico Willow Leaf Pole Lima Seed This is the correct angle for inserting the fork, when digging sweet potatoes. Young Champagne d’Argent rabbits Yogurt Large Batch Venison Jerky Phaseolus vulgaris – By H. Zell – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link Sometimes chickens lay eggs where you don’t expect them too. Sourdough French Bread Sweet potatoes are productive and easy to grow. Besides being delicious, they’re also nutritious! Morticia and Gomez are, I think, African Brown geese. We got them at Atwods, a regional feed store, last August, as wee goslings. “Black” is an heirloom tomato, from a time before “black tomatoes” were well known. Its plants grow VERY vigorously, and the fruit is beautiful, sweet and abundant. Tarahumara Purple Ojos Pods drying on the vines aka. White Dutch Pole Bean, this is a relatively rare, multipurpose bean, maintained by the Orlowski family and sold through The Sample Seed Shop. It takes several cottontails to render as much meat as one, young domesticated rabbit. Tarahumara Purple Ojos Beans By Gandydancer (original file) ; cropped by Off-shell – File:Saurkraut.JPG, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link free photo from pixelbay Water Kefir setup. Snow is training Shipley and Belle to be livestock guardian dogs. He’s doing a great job, but they’re only five months old and have a long way to go. The handful of pines and Bradford pears in the front yard are just enough A glass jar with a spigot (stopcock) is the best way to raise and harvest kombucha. Tarahumara Pink Green Bean produces beautiful pink flowers and then, pink and black spotted seed. The Tarahumara Pink Green Bean gets TALL! It will also over run adjacent plantings of other crops. So, it needs sturdy support and plenty of space! Squash is easily baked on a cookie sheet, to be scooped out of the shell when cooled I mean, who’s going to take care of the BABIES if something happens to me?! Yes, our Morticia is laying eggs! Here’s to many African brown goslings in our near future! Homemade paleo chicken soup Night Crawler: Lumbricus terrestris https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode Owner: Donald Hobern Source: Flickr Dizzy, one of our pregnant does https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AAJM_012_Vivero_Alamar.JPG By Arnoud Joris Maaswinkel (Arnoud Joris Maaswinkel) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons This rabbitry in Cuba uses all metal cages, which are the author’s favorite type cage. New Zealand White may be the most popular meat breed in the world. (Jesse Allen Aughenbaugh) This is a mixed breed meat rabbit, weighing in at nearly 9 lb! Pumpkin Soup makes a GREAT meal on a cold day! Image by By Pineal – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=64035622 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode 6519792115_49cc0e44d8_z.jpg By Mike Norton, Flickr Square bales are manageable for an individual to store and use, and very affordable forage for feeding rabbits. Pudge thinks he can just come in the house like one of the dogs. Well he can’t. There are rules. He knocks at the front door and asks to come in. Well, maybe just this once … Black snakes, a.k.a. chicken snakes, eat eggs and chicks Homesteading leads to a longer life when family works together toward a common goal – goals are great in all walks of life, but in homesteading they’re essential. Tarahumara Purple Ojos is a colorful mixture of climbing beans. Barksdale is a beautiful, yellow podded, climbing bean, with super tender pods.