Spring Chickens

Spring Chickens

Spring Chickens our favorite chicken breeds The countdown to Spring is well underway for farmers, homesteaders and all those anticipating a new batch of chicks! If you’re new to raising baby chicks, most choose to purchase them in the Spring when temperatures begin to...
A Letter To Our Homestead – 2018

A Letter To Our Homestead – 2018

A Letter To our Homestead a look back on 2018 Dear Homestead, Reflecting on 2018 is an arduous task. Our word of the year was coined early on as Mornicopia. It’s that weird place between mourning and coping — you can read more about that here. In fact, I...
Sunflower Season

Sunflower Season

Sunflower Season how to roast sunflower seeds The end of sunflower season unofficially marks fall for the Henstooth Homestead. We pull our sunflowers from the garden and prepare them for roasting, a treat we’ll enjoy into the following Spring! There are a million...
Hog Wild

Hog Wild

Hog Wild our first year raising pigs Our first year with hogs has been a wild ride, starting with the day we brought them home in feed sacks. I’ll spare you the nitty gritty, but when we found a local breeder, we jumped on the opportunity to raise three little gilts....
Apple Orchard: Thinning

Apple Orchard: Thinning

Apple Orchard Thinning year one spraying and thinning Remember that time we cleared a whole barn in a day during a 90 degree heat wave and both suffered heat exhaustion? Remember when it has hitting 70s in March and we were roasting while planting our first garden?...
Egg Labels Explained

Egg Labels Explained

Egg Labels Explained cage-free, free-range, vegetarian fed, pasture raised Before we started the Henstooth Homestead, I bought from grocery stores without a care in the world. I know I’ve said it before and I’ll continue to say that this place of ours has completely...