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Homestead Update Aug 2016

Homestead Update Aug 2016

I know it’s been a while since we’ve put out some content, so I thought it would be appropriate to start things off again with a little homestead update: We’ve had a pretty busy spring, spent a lot of time working on our cattle systems, building fence, shifting paddocks, and trying to get the coriography of rotational grazing down.  We’ll be splitting the heard and putting the bulls out to breed the cows here shortly, and weening a heifer or…

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Homestead Happenings August 2015

Homestead Happenings August 2015

Well it’s official, we’ve got our first intern here at the Traditional Catholic Homestead!   OK, well he’s not actually an intern, he’s my brother…. but he’s here and he’s going to be helping me out with a ton of projects.  Some are really cool, and some are relatively mundane.  We’re going to be moving the chicken coup and setting up the new runs with rotating paddocks, upgrading the solar panels (did I mention the homestead is 100% off grid?),…

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Opening our hearts to the move…Part III

Opening our hearts to the move…Part III

We drove through Idaho headed toward Dave’s interview.  I had no idea what to expect.  We drove through luscious valleys with farmland growing anything from hops, potatoes and herbs to ranches with race horses, cattle and even elk.  I was in awe at the beauty of Idaho.  From mountains to valleys to desert and rivers we drove.  We drove up this huge grade and as we came over the top it opened up to the prairie.  It was beautiful!  I’ve…

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Opening our hearts to the move…Part I

Opening our hearts to the move…Part I

My husband and I are California natives.  I, myself am a sixth generation and Dave a second generation Californian.  I personally loved California for several reasons.  I liked the warm summers, long growing seasons and anything we needed was close at hand such as shopping, activities and most important, family.  We also had several close priest friends we visited with often that would soon be missed.  I had no intentions of ever leaving until I met my husband in college….

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What we’re all about here

What we’re all about here

So what exactly are we up to here on our Traditional Catholic Homestead? First off, welcome and thanks for visiting with a couple of Catholic homesteaders! Secondly to address what the plan for this site is: Blogging and sharing information about homeschooling (we’re a homeschool family), gardening, small scale paddock shift livestock(cattle, chickens, and swine), living off the land (hunting, fishing, and wildcrafting), permaculture techniques, Libertarian politics, Distributist economics, the beauty and tradition of the Tridentine Rite (Extraordinary Form of…

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