Welcome to our adventure in trying to move to a simpler life. Where we will dive into adventures involving self-sustainable practices and learn to provide most of our basic needs ranging from food to clothing and whatever else we can discover. Join us as we use various methods to preserve our food, train our horses … Continue reading Welcome to My Crazy Farm Life
Here in South Central Texas its possible to grow food all year long. Starting around the middle of September we are able to start planting the fall crops like cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, various lettuces and greens and some herbs. Here on the farm we have chosen to get ours going. We've amended our sandy … Continue reading Fall Planting Time!
I try to keep an updated list of how to do chores.... Just in case we are out of town, or have to have someone feed in an emergency. I wrote out a chore list. Holy cow I never realized how much there was to it until I saw it written down! Chores Start … Continue reading Chores!
100 years ago everyone made there own bread. In history there are no bread recipes written down... Why? Because everyone made bread... every single day. Why would you write down something so simple? A modern equation would be...
Fiber Source Where do you get your fiber? Luckily for us, we raise our own Angora goats, the source of the fiber known as Mohair. Not to be confused with Angora fiber which comes from cute fluffy bunnies! If you don't happen to have your own source there are places all over that … Continue reading Fiber (Mohair) Processing Part 1
Lets take her apart! So let me explain this is how this starts.... Me- Well how are we going to fix the hub/wheel? J- Well lets look... I have to take this one piece off to look at this... well and this piece... and this one.... And before you know it poof exploded spinning wheel … Continue reading Spinning wheel restore #2
Craigslist is a very dangerous place! So while looking on Craigslist I came across an ad for and Ashford spinning wheel for 75.00. In the pictures was an Ashford Traditonal wheel in bad shape, a lazy kate and 3 bobbins. Of course my interest is peaked. I contact the seller. She tells me the wheel … Continue reading Spinning wheel restore!
Yesterday I had a craving for Pierogi's. Now if you have never had Pierogi's you are missing out! They are these little pockets of yummyness ( I don't think yummyness is actually a word but you get the idea). They can be filled with sweet or savory filling. My favorite is mashed potato, sauteed onions … Continue reading Pasta making / Piergoi Lasagna