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Homestead update – October 2017

Much has happened in the last couple of months on our little plot of land!   The biggest news is Opal kicked the {grain} bucket. Opal was the only one left of our original batch of hens. She was older than Little Chick! A couple of years ago she started having leg issues, although we could never identify exactly what was wrong – just that she walked with a limp. Over the course of the last couple of months she spent more and more time sitting. Papa said she was losing weight and  ...

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The disappearing act

I know. It’s been ages since anything new has appeared on A Simple Homestead. Right about the time I finished the camping series and released a new pattern. How nice of me to entice people to start following this site … and then disappear. Why? Well, the short version would be to say “life happened”. In reality it is a bit more complicated. Sure, my day time job became an insanity race this summer – and that meant that I had little brain power or energy left  ...

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What to pack on a camping trip: Other items to consider

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. By making a purchase through these links, we will earn commission that helps to keep A Simple Homestead running – with no additional cost to you. Thank you for supporting us! Read our full disclosure statement here. This is the third and final installment in the Packing for Camping series. Here is where you will find Part 1 and Part 2. Other items to consider Now, remember this is not BASIC camping. You can certainly camp without all this  ...

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What to pack on a camping trip: Cooking

  Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. By making a purchase through these links, we will earn commission that helps to keep A Simple Homestead running – with no additional cost to you. Thank you for supporting us! Read our full disclosure statement here. This is Part 2 of our series on Camping.  Part 1 was about General supplies needed. The meals we prepare while camping have gotten simpler over the years. Papa used to love putting roasts on a spit, but that required  ...

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