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Red Devon Cattle Video Update: Fall 2015

Red Devon Cattle Video Update: Fall 2015

I ran out the other morning and shot a couple short videos of the Red Devons.  It’s just a quick update with the new baby, Sabina, and you can really see how big the bull calve is getting.  RedEye the bull was born in April and at just under six months I think he’s pushing 500 lbs., the heifer calf was born the end of August and is doing pretty darn good to!   I turned them out onto the…

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Happenings September 2015

Happenings September 2015

Well now it’s been a while since I posted much, so I thought a quick update would be in order!  The intern, I mean my brother has left.  We worked on quite a few projects for the three weeks he was here, but I sure would have liked to have him around longer!  We made some pretty good progress on the new cattle handling facilities we decided we needed here if we were going to be doing much work with…

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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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Hardy Garden Vegetables for Your Winter Harvest

Hardy Garden Vegetables for Your Winter Harvest

Overwintering Garden Crops for a Year Long Harvest In the spirit of my previous post on starting your fall garden NOW, I put together this convenient infographic listing crops by hardiness, organized by the temperatures that they can withstand. This is by no means an exhaustive listing, but I think it is a pretty good starting place to help give you ideas of what you can plant and reasonably expect to be able to harvest through even the most difficult…

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Out With the Old, In With the New… Cows!!!

Out With the Old, In With the New… Cows!!!

We like to eat plenty of beef here at the Traditional Catholic Homestead!  We also like to eat as healthy as possible, so we go in for grass fed/finished if we can.  Last year we made the leap into raising our own, and this year we’re taking it a step further! So after all my big talk of keeping up with the site and posting regularly, I went and dropped the laptop and broke the charger!  Well I’ve got a…

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Homestead Happenings Summer 2015

Homestead Happenings Summer 2015

So it has been a couple weeks since our last post.  We’ve been super busy on the Traditional Catholic Homestead!  With that being said I figured a bit of an on farm update would be appropriate.  The greenhouse is coming into full swing: we’ve got tomatoes coming on, groundnuts vining up, huge borage plants starting to bloom(attracting pollinators), cucumber, pumpkin, watermelon, muskmelon, a new  variety of corn I’m trying out this year (Yukon Supreme),  I’m trying out sweet potatoes (short…

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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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