Our family's homesteading adventures in the mountains

Compost Bins

Compost Bins

Today Nick began working on compost bins.  We are making them out of some old pallets and he is leveling a place in a hill to set them.

6 years ago · By Melissa Read More >

Scary Llama Noise

We have the Llama as a guard animal to scare off predators.  It didn’t take us long to hear her scary noise.  She usually does it at night so we never know exactly what she sees or hears.  The children jokingly call it her Mrs. Rochester laugh.  This comes from watching the BBC version of “Jane Eyre.”  I didn’t want to go to the trouble of trying to record her making the noise so here is one on You Tube that sounds a lot like her.

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Chicks!

Chicks!

Here are some pictures of our new chicks on the day they arrived.  We ordered 11.  8 are intended to be laying hens and Katy ordered 3 Silkies as pets.  Unfortunately one of the Silkies didn’t look so good when it showed up and we lost that one so now we have 10 chicks.

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Tech Support

This is an incredibly funny video of Tim Hawkins.  I’ve seen this many times but yesterday it became more personal.  After arriving in Colorado, we realized our school computer was ready to go.  In the past we have always waited until the computer actually died to replace it – not fun.  So I decided to be proactive this time.  I researched computers that reviewed well and Brian picked me up one from CostCo.  Drew took the time Tuesday afternoon to get the new computer all set up and loaded with the programs we needed.  Wednesday morning they were using the…

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