Homesteading is work – there is no doubt. I mean, I am looking at mucking out the duck coop soon. But you can do things to make your life easier and one BIG thing to think about is how much your daily animal chores take and what you can do to improve your time spent on this.

A year ago, mine took 45 minutes to an hour – now they can be done as quickly as 15 minutes.

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Stump the Sauce

  • Cow’s tongue

What’s Up in the Garden

  • A FROST IS COMING almost one month past our last frost date – cove your plants, bring things inside!
  • Holding off on the last round of transplanting AND decided to til where we have some compaction
  • Beans are up, tomatoes look OK – mostly, strawberries look GREAT
  • Doing an aqua and hydroponics update in the nest week or so

Main topic of the Show: Animal Chores on the Homestead

  • Easy
  • Efficient
  • Repeatable and Trainable

The typical morning

  1. Tether the goat or feed/water her (weather)
  2. Feed/pet the pig and check her giant waterer
  3. Let Ducks into pen
  4. Feed the fish
  5. Feed the cats and scoop their box
  6. Feed the dogs
  7. Work
  8. Go collect Duck Eggs, let them our/ scatter corn for poultry

Mid day: put feed or whatever where it needs to be and deal with any problems you saw in the morning.

Typical evening

  1. Feed the pig and check her water
  2. Put the goat away
  3. ALL DUCKS GO TO BED with food
  4. Check catfood
  5. Feed dogs

Make it a great week!

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. 

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