Episode 649 – Homestead Happenings for November 4 2022

Today we talk about the food forest installation, a faux pig birthing, getting ready for winter, and more.



  • One final round of mint to harvest
  • Watercress
  • Persimmons are dropping
  • Transition to roots


  • Faux Pig Birthing
  • Sheep finally got easier
  • Dog Fight Update
  • Ducks are molting
  • Need to rotate the goats
  • Rabbit poop
  • Rats and the coop – making progress through exclusion

Harvest Meals

  • Lamb stew: Onion, lamb, curry powder, green beans, tromboncino squash, salt, pepper, garlic, counter-ripe tomatoes (Explain the tomato process)
  • Quick Ribs

Winter on the Homestead

  • Reprieve from cold so taking time to do plant care, etc 
  • Need to make a dog and sheep shelter
  • Pull outdoor shower and sinks
  • Need to plant garlic

Holler Neighbors/Community

  • Food Forest Class: Leaves, Mashed Potatoes, Outhouses, Water System Coverage, Cleanup
  • Lots of new people in our state – thinning of finding a meetup before January


  • Food Forest & Rock Wall Build Up
  • Reseeding with timothy and other things
  • Setting up permanent paddock – testing a new “pigtail” post
  • Water Redo
  • Leaky Cistern at the base of the hill


  • ½ Lamb Available
  • Pantry Management Workshop, Nov 19, 11- 3 or 4

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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