How to Milk a Cow Want to know how to milk a cow? Here’s a quick video of how we milk our family dairy cow including: how we clean her, the milking stanchion we use, and how we filter the milk. We’ve had experience milking our previous cows, but this is only a few day’s into
We’ve got geese at The Elliott Homestead. So naturally, that means we had to do some research and work on building a goose shelter. Here’s our latest video showing us building a goose shelter. It’s super quick and easy to do! Stay tuned for more awesome videos and future posts on geese! Don’t forget: Subscribe to
Our latest video is all about Ducklings and our new favorite bread recipe here at The Elliott Homestead. Y’all probably know by now how much I love making my own bread. In the past, I’ve written about my traditional soaked wheat bread recipe, my einkorn cornbread recipe, french-style baguettes recipe, einkorn puff pastry recipe, and so
To death with the nasty rock fireplace! It’s time to replace this 70’s stamp with something much, much better. Subscribe to us on YouTube HERE and never miss a new video!
Shaye… you should go check on the little piglets. No. It’s cold. Shaye… you should go gather the eggs because, baby, it’s cold outside, and they’ll explode. No. It’s 3 degrees. Shaye… it’s almost the full moon and Nöel is very close to having her lambs and you need to seclude her. No. Brr. I
You’ve heard it. I’ve heard it. But at this moment, I’m hell bent on keeping it the reality: Keeping it simple. Culture is already swimming with holiday ideas and trinkets to fill up our time and empty our wallets. This is the time of year when I try and make a point to tuck away into my
At the end of it all, I have hope. We lost our Lochy boy this past week. He ventured a wee bit too far from home (not far as the crow flies, but none-the-less, ended up on a 45 mph country road) and was struck by a car. A pedestrian happened to see him laying
Life Snippets Daily snippets of life in our homesteading madness. Welcome to the party, rockstars.
I promised you, like 100 years ago or something, when we moved to our farm that I’d show you the easiest nesting boxes ever that we set up for our chickens. As with all things in this lifestyle, knowledge is achieved through many mistakes – and Lord knows, we’ve made ’em. Even with regard to
I believe in farm life. And here’s why. My dear, sweet, ever-working husband is putting the finishing touches on our 9 foot farm table. It’s been in the works since early summer and to say I’m excited to see this project coming to a close is an understatement. I’ve always dreamed of a table just