Episode 617 – Homestead Happenings for September 9, 2022

WE GOT RAIN! Join me today at 9:30 Central for a Homestead Happenings session: Jerusalem Artichokes, incoming visitors Imanee and River from Haven Earth on Youtube.

  • Don’t forget: Fermentation Workshop is Saturday at 12pm in partnership with LiveFree.Academy
  • Check out the video we did with Billy Bond on Youtube last Sunday



  • Jerusalem artichokes are blooming
  • Watercress
  • Mullien is popping up
  • Should be getting mushrooms but not hiking enough – this will hurt for winter stews


  • Finding Duck egg clutches – ducks need to go to jail for a week
  • Pigs: no babies yet – looks imminent
  • Girl Sheep: rotating fast – no signs they are close to having babies
  • Boy sheep: testing the fence a ton – have adjusted to not going to the barn at night (They do look at it l bunch)
  • Goats getting trained to three strand electric
  • Bees – still no one to help rob honey and it is too late now
  • Cycy found bees


  • Cleaning out squash beds and resetting
  • Peppers are coming on
  • Second bean planting is producing
  • Rat in the tomatoes!
  • Need to harvest and dry basil

Holler Neighbors/Community

  • Kerry came for a day to work on the hillside space and it looks a ton better – need more 
  • KH went to SOE to install a shower and in the future we will not do GSD weekends there because too many people pulled out last minute so it was a slog


  • New sheep fencing strategy
  • Hillside AP is back in process – was on hold while we figured out sheep


  • Spent another grand on fencing supplies to be able to make more paddocks in advance
  • !inflation!
  • Adding spreadsheet time on personal expenses to assess some choices

Membership Plug

Make it a great week!

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. It makes a great Christmas Gift!


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