Tag Archives: food production

Rabbits at the Homestead — Goal or Dream?

I once remember hearing Dr. Phil say something along the lines of, “The only difference between dreams and goals is timeline.” In the case of the Wittekind homestead, that sentiment definitely holds true, so I’ve decided to set goals rather … Continue reading

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Product Review: Power Pressure Cooker XL

For those who follow the Claiming Liberty Facebook page, my review of the Power Pressure Cooker XL won’t surprise you at all.  So far, it’s met or exceeded my expectations, so I thought I’d share my thoughts here on the … Continue reading

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Homemade Fodder System for Chickens — Think Beyond Barley

I wanted to build a homemade fodder system for my homestead laying hens, but I’ve had trouble sourcing barley.  Then it occurred to me.  Chickens eat all kinds of grains and seeds, so why hadn’t I gotten growing? Those of … Continue reading

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Canning Projects at the Homestead

Surprisingly, this summer has provided several opportunities to get more proficient with my canning skills.  And I’m stunned by the value of one purchase that’s made it all go so much easier. I believe it was last winter when my … Continue reading

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At the Wittekind Homestead: Update for 02/05/13

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a homestead update, and even though we’ve been dealing with the gloom of winter in Indiana, there’s plenty to do! Despite the fact that we’re a quarter of the way into year four at … Continue reading

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Egg-cellent News!

I wanted to get this out yesterday, but with sick people in the house, it just didn’t go as planned. We were so excited to find our biggest egg yet in the coop yesterday.  As you can see by the … Continue reading

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At the Wittekind Homestead: Update for 08/01/12

We couldn’t be more thrilled.  Finally, we get to announce the arrival of our first eggs! I checked the nesting box in the morning, but after noon, it occurred to me that my daughter might want to check too to … Continue reading

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At the Wittekind Homestead: Update for 07/19/12

This year’s drought has taken its toll at the Wittekind homestead.  According to the official record, my zip code saw 0.10 inches of rain in June, and I’m not even sure that my land got that much.  Our “shade tree” … Continue reading

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First Harvest from the 2012 Garden

I wanted to make bratwurst with peppers and onions tonight.  I used onions from a nearby farm, and the bell peppers came from a  quasi-local farmers market.  (My friend Sue brought them with her from about 20 miles away.) There … Continue reading

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At the Wittekind Homestead: Update for 06/12/12

I know that I’ve been MIA for entirely too long.  I kept thinking, “I’ll post updates once my husband takes some photos.” It hasn’t worked out that way though, so this post won’t have a photo documentation to accompany it.  … Continue reading

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