This year, I wanted to acknowledge my sister Alanna’s accomplishments. Alanna moves to the farm two years ago this December and she has amassed an array of new homesteading skills.
Alanna has gotten proficient in prepping beds for planting, direct sowing seeds and transplanting, and harvesting/washing. She managed the farm, along with Russell and Luci this year when we were off farm for family vacation. It is so nice to have someone you trust watching the farm when you leav
This year, we decided to let the ball drop and raise our own meat birds. It’s one of those undertakings that seems near impossible when you’ve never done it before. I grew up hunting, but to me, taking a life in my hands where I could feel and see and sense everything so much more vividly seemed overwhelming. Ultimately, the feeling was overpowered by the want to eat meat that was raised lovingly by providing them access to range on our property and to eat a diet that didn’t