1/2 Way to the New Year, Goal Review.

1. Grow our family of animals to be 20 chickens and 50 rabbits without purchasing any new chicks or kits at the store. (Kit is short for kitten, the term for a baby rabbit–cute attack!) – So…we’re up to 24 chickens and have cuddled 32 kits. Al snuck quite a few chickens into our lifeContinue reading “1/2 Way to the New Year, Goal Review.”

Megan brought the kids to visit and took some pics! (click here)

Megan brought the kids to visit and took some pics! (click here) My sister brought the nephews up recently and took some great pics of the property and us all playing in the snow.  Right now I wish it was gone so I could built some stuff, but it sure was fun last weekend! <aContinue reading “Megan brought the kids to visit and took some pics! (click here)”

It’s Easy Being Cheesy!–Or–It’s March, Let’s Make Cheese!

Well, Al and I had an epic weekend last week.  We saw family and friends (check out some photos by M. Helm here!), played with our baby chicks and kittens (the cute name for baby rabbits remember) and most importantly for the sake of this blog, learned how to make homemade cheese!!  Everyone should doContinue reading “It’s Easy Being Cheesy!–Or–It’s March, Let’s Make Cheese!”

The Gift Economy: Recession Proof and Responsible

“All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language; and every chapter must be so translated…As therefore the bell that rings to a sermon, calls not upon the preacher only, but upon the congregation toContinue reading “The Gift Economy: Recession Proof and Responsible”

A Poor ($80,000!) Decision

I wonder why more people aren’t opening their own businesses today.  I think that it’s because our population is so segmented that people don’t have the dreams, vision, or drive to do it.  I have to admit, I spent my twenties “going with the flow” without a clear plan for my future.  I went fromContinue reading “A Poor ($80,000!) Decision”

Let’s talk about chicks, man.

Today I started expanding our chicken family to meet one of our 2014 goals out here at Primrose Station. It’s important to us to incubate, hatch, and grow our own chickens for a few reasons. First of all we love the chickens we have, a good mix of different types leaves our egg baskets lookingContinue reading “Let’s talk about chicks, man.”

Montana, “The Last Best Place”

If you’re from Montana, like Al and I are, you will know that we Montanans take tenacious pride in our state. We are home to Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park, the Rocky Mountains, and a stable economy during an unstable time. We like to hike, fish, camp, and drink beer. We work hard andContinue reading “Montana, “The Last Best Place””

Adjust fire…

I’ve been greedily devouring any information I can get my hands on regarding farming, homesteading, even B&B business planning in an effort to be as prepared as possible for problems that could arise. Of course through this process we are always refining our business plan and our goals. Recently I was looking up some infoContinue reading “Adjust fire…”

Nose? Meet Grindstone…

The week in review! First off, I went back and read some of our previous posts and lately it sounds like everything is going smoothly. In reality there are always setbacks, but I prefer to focus on the positive. I intended to post a tutorial the other day on making some awesome chicken waterers thatContinue reading “Nose? Meet Grindstone…”