I try to be a patient person. I reaaaaaalllly do. But patience is hard. Especially when you’re having to wait for something exciting. Like a trip to Washington to see your family for the first time in seven months. Or a homestead where you can raise your chickens and dairy cow. Or a box of
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
We had the pleasure of welcome Justin Rhodes & Family to our farm this past week as they passed through on their Great American Farm Tour! See what they saw here…
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
Oh hello spring, you cheeky devil! Much like an ex-fling, you show up just enough to make me remember how much fun we used to have, before casting me back to the darkness of winter without you. But your temper tantrum antics, my dear spring, won’t get the best of me this year… because
Welcome To The Farm How-to Wisdom From The Elliott Homestead Most of you landed on my blog because you were, in some capacity, interested in homesteading. Maybe for you it was because you wanted to make your own chicken feed. Maybe it was the idea of finally beginning to make your own homemade bread. Maybe
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!
This year, we’re trying something a little bit different on the farm: we’re hatching chicks…in the middle of winter! We explain why we’re trying this in our video. So make sure to check it out and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel! Follow us on YouTube HERE!
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
We are having fun making videos here at The Elliott Homestead. This latest video shows how to butcher a rabbit. Plus, we talk a bit about which rabbit breed we have here on the farm. I’ve written before about how to harvest rabbits, so make sure you check out that post and then watch the video. Together,