Hello from the HillTop! Life has been very busy this year and has gone faster than expected this year. I see the signs of fall coming in quickly and I feel as if I'm rushing against an ever ticking timer. The leaves are beginning to change, the weather is cooling off, the days are shorter, … Continue reading Falling for Chicks this Autumn
Category: Homestead Expansion
Ready to Spring Into Action
Hello from the greening HillTop! Spring is here! Although it is a typical Western Pennsylvania spring, one day we have seventy degree weather and the next we have snow. The great outdoors cannot seem to decide what it wants to do. Spring is underway based off the garlic growing my raised beds, not to mention … Continue reading Ready to Spring Into Action
Post Pandemic Homestead Changes
Hello from the Hilltop! These two past years have been some of the most unexpected years with the global pandemic. In the beginning, the unknown was so scary that it changed how many people handled normal life. People looked for ways to deal with childcare, schooling, work and managing a new way of doing simple … Continue reading Post Pandemic Homestead Changes
How to Get Started
Hello from the Quarantined HillTop! How are you fairing in this crazy time of quarantine? Personally, life has not changed too much for us, other than my husband is home full-time currently. We're still doing our normal things this time of year: prepping garden beds, clearing brush, growing from seeds and repairing areas that harsh … Continue reading How to Get Started
Hello from the HillTop! Did you ever feel like you've heard a saying for so long that there is no way it could be true? Funny enough, the saying is typically true. The last few years I've heard that chickens are gateway livestock. I thought, meh, I grew up on a farm, there is no … Continue reading That’s Quack-tastic!
Consider Canning This Year
Good morning from the Hilltop. As I began my day today, I tried to determine what I was going to eat. Today is a day I'm home with my son. After making sure my daughter got on the bus for the day and the little man was playing, I began the thought process of what … Continue reading Consider Canning This Year
Two Bunnies… Seven Bunnies… How Many More?
Being a farm kid growing up, we had a variety of animals on the farm. One animal we had a variety of times over the years were rabbits. They were a friendly, easy pets that were great for kids to learn the importance of carrying for animals. Our daughter had a "pet" rabbit in her … Continue reading Two Bunnies… Seven Bunnies… How Many More?