The Newest Addition to our Homestead – Chicks!

I give praises to God for the newest addition to our Florida homestead. Yesterday, the Lord blessed us with 2 chicks which we hatched after incubation for 3 weeks. We have more eggs in the incubator, mostly duck eggs. Above is a photo of our first chick. God willing, more will come which we plan […]

DIY 2ft Vertical Garden Using Plastic Bottles

Today, I went out and completed a small project that’s been on my mind for quite a while: A vertical garden! We’ll be growing either lettuce or strawberries in these DIY pots as they provide just the right spacing to allow for those smaller plants. Build your own Vertical Plastic Bottle Garden using the following: […]

Homemade Goat Milk Cheese Curd Recipe

Today on the homestead, we set out to make cheese curd using goat milk we draw every morning and afternoon from our Alpine/Nubian nannies. Ingredients: 1/4 tsp Mesophilic A Cheese Culture 1/2 tsp Calcium Chloride Liquid (30%) prepared 1/2 tsp Rennet (microbial) dissolved in 1/4 cup distilled water 2 tsp Flaked Salt 1 Gallon Milk […]

DIY Solar Powered Self-Watering Hydroponic Garden

This video features an update on our DIY self-watering, solar powered hydroponic garden built using a few 2×4’s, 10 inch PVC drain pipes, 3 feet of garden hose and a solar water pump I bought on Amazon for under $15. All materials other than the solar water pump were purchased at a junk/lumber yard nearby […]

DIY Goat Milking Stand Using Free Wood Pallets

A simple yet effective way to build a milking stand for goats or sheep using free wood pallets. The only items that were purchased was a 3 1/2 inch bolt, nut and two washers used as pivot for the neck brace. Beside the wood pallets we got for free at the feed store, the milking […]

How To Build A Cinder Block Rocket Stove For Under $10

One of the most important aspect of homesteading involves off-grid cooking. Today, I show you how to build a double burner cinder block rocket stove for under $10. I built this cinder block rocket stove using L-shape concrete blocks instead of the elusive H-shape blocks. I could not find round or square grates, so instead […]