Comfrey Propagation Video (by Spirko)

Comfrey Propagation Video (by Spirko)

It’s getting to be that time of the year when things are really starting to thaw out up north here and getting out to work the land and gardens is beginning to become a very real possibility on the old homestead!  We are still a couple month shy of our last frost though so I really have to be careful not to get too ambitious.  That’s where planting and propagating some of the more hardy perennials can hold a guy…

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Homestead Homeschool

Homestead Homeschool

For a long time I’ve been trying to put together a solid post on what it’s like to be a homesteading homeschool family.  Well low and behold someone beat me to the punch and really kinda’ hit the nail on the head with some of the issues and drama that inevitably surround two highly time intensive lifestyles combined into one.  Any way while I continue to ponder how to most effectively portray our Homestead Homeschool I thought I would share…

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Forest Gardens

Forest Gardens

I stumbled on this fine example of what a forest type garden can look like.  With a little planning and properly timed disturbance this style of garden can be incredibly productive and requires little inputs.  This example is from across the “pond” in England… From the outset a forest garden is designed as a natural system. We provide the physical structure – various edible trees, climbers, shrubs, herbaceous perennials and some annuals – to make the best use of the…

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New Resource for Learning the Catholic Faith-Traditional Catholic Priest

New Resource for Learning the Catholic Faith-Traditional Catholic Priest

While many of the readers will already know about this, there are many people who read this blog that are not as steeped in tradition and they need a good starting point to learning the faith. There is an absolute trove of solid Catholic teaching on this website: https://sentrad.org. The talks/conferences are given by Fr. Chad… via Great Aid For Learning The Faith — Traditional Catholic Priest

Nourishing Traditional Diets-Weston A Price Foundation (Video)

Nourishing Traditional Diets-Weston A Price Foundation (Video)

Healthy, nutrient dense food is the cornerstone of good health. Our ancestors knew this and there is a lot that can be learned from the nutritional heritage of our ancestors. No one is a bigger advocate for educating and promoting these traditional diets than Sally Fallon-Morel of the Weston A. Price Foundation. Enjoy the full DVD presentation here…

Fruit Tree Propagation

Fruit Tree Propagation

There’s an old saying that goes something like “The best time to plant a tree is ten years ago, the second best time in today!”  Productive, healthy fruit and nut trees are a must for the modern homesteader.  The next question is how to afford all of those trees.  Well the good folks over at Deep Green Permaculture put together a nice article on the ins and outs of fruit tree propagation I thought you all might enjoy!  Ever wonder…

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DIY Hydroponic Microgreen Fodder Video

DIY Hydroponic Microgreen Fodder Video

We’re experimenting with sprouted barley fodder as a feed supliment for our grassfed cattle and pastured dairy production on the homestead this winter.  We’re calling this fodder system 0.7, and there’s already improvements in the works for the upgrade!  Any how enjoy the tour of our current fodder  setup, and let me know in the comments section or email me ( dave@traditionalcatholichomestead.com ) if you would like a more in depth post on the specifics of how to build this…

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Milking Parlor Tour….

Milking Parlor Tour….

January 2017 milking parlor tour!  Our pastured dairy journey continues…. and a rundown of our milking procedure…. This is just a temporary structure to get us through until we design a permanent facility. Enjoy, share with your friends and have a joyous New Year!

Novena for Our Nation-Fr. R.Heilman

Novena for Our Nation-Fr. R.Heilman

With all of the choas and folks worrying about the future of our country, I thought it appropriate to share this little reminder of what we should all be doing for our elected officials……. “Novena for Our Nation” – Praying Grace into Our New President!

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