northernhomesteader


Snowy Spring…
April 6, 2012, 5:42 pm
Filed under: Chicken, Chicks, Coop, Egg, Eggs, Farming, Gardening, Homesteading, Livestock, Organic, Pig, Rooster | Tags: , , , ,

Yesterday, April 5th in Alberta…many folks are planting their gardens and starting to mow lawns…. We get half a foot of snow! It’s not cold, just hordes of snow….

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Looks like it’s an inside day for the animals…. Petunia the pig will go outside in almost -30, but will not motor around her pot belly self in the snow this deep, even in my walking tracks. I have to plow the snow away for her to roam with the tractor. Spoiled brat!

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Chickens came out, took a look around at this crazy April morning and declared today an inside day! Perhaps chicken-games and safety meetings all day today.

Happy Easter all!

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Wordless Wednesday – is it Spring yet?
April 4, 2012, 7:53 am
Filed under: Animals, Chicken, Chicks, Coop, Eggs, Gardening, Homesteading, Livestock, Organic, Pig | Tags: , , ,

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And the saga continues
March 31, 2012, 8:15 am
Filed under: brush, bush, Cat, Farming, Homesteading, Pond | Tags: , , ,

So…apparently tracks are pretty tough…. Sledge hammer wouldn’t budge the pin. Grinder made some progress cutting through the bushing…and pretty sparks…. Today the welder comes to cut it out completely, and the new parts “should” be here next week….

At least the beaver enjoys the pond. So long as he only swims and doesn’t build…he can stay! The water level has certainly improve too!

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Trouble in the dirt
March 29, 2012, 4:22 pm
Filed under: brush, bush, Cat, Gardening, Homesteading | Tags: , ,

Uh oh…threw a track off mid-job. That is definitely not a good sign…. Time to fix and keep going I guess!

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Wordless Wednesday – still more digging
March 28, 2012, 3:21 pm
Filed under: Animals, Cat, Farming, Homesteading | Tags: , , ,

The major digging is pretty much done…now to make shorelines.

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Pond progress
March 25, 2012, 7:57 am
Filed under: Animals, brush, bush, Cat, Farming, Gardening, Homesteading, tractor, work | Tags: , , , ,

Half-way there now…new pond coming soon and it is filling-up almost as quickly as we dig it, which is perfect!

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Once there was only a choked-bog
March 13, 2012, 11:59 am
Filed under: Animals, brush, bush, Homesteading, Organic | Tags: , , , , ,

Today…may be the last day for these boggy expanses. Soon we will transform them into deeper ponds with edge bogs, to provide more room for the ducks, geese, and other critters that frequent. At the same time, we will be creating a year-round water source for all. Stay tuned!

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