• Homestead Log

    Weekly Homestead Log–4/8/18

    Here is this week’s log of time spent and rewards gained on the One Hour Homestead: Routine Animal Chores Morning chores–10 minutes x 7 = 1:10 Evening chores–5 minutes x 7 = :35 Gardening Water seedlings–3 minutes x 3 = :09 Water seeds in mini hoop house = :05 Move seedlings from mini-greenhouse to back inside under lights = :05 Plant a sweet potato in soil under lights (in hopes of growing slips) = :05 Other Projects Get hatching eggs and set up broody chicken = 1:00 Pull spiles out from maple trees and put away = :25 Total Week’s Time 3:34 Results 1 dozen duck eggs 5 dozen chicken…

  • Homestead Log

    Weekly Homestead Log–3/25/18

    Here is this week’s record of time spent and rewards gained on the One Hour Homestead: Routine Animal Chores Morning chores–10 minutes x 7 = 1:10 Evening chores–5 minutes x 7 = :35 Gardening Water seedlings–3 minutes x 3 = :09 Start a flat of seeds (peppers and more lettuce)–:15 Set up mini-greenhouse and move flats of kale, lettuce, cabbage outside–:10 These little greenhouses set up on my porch are a great transition for tender but cold-hardy seedlings: Other Projects Spring barn clean-up; half of the goat pen completed–1:15 Total Week’s Time 3:34 Results 1 1/2 dozen duck eggs 5 dozen chicken eggs   Please note:  One Hour Homestead participates in the…

  • Homestead Log

    Weekly Homestead Log–3/18/18

    Here is this week’s record of time spent and rewards gained on the One Hour Homestead: Routine Animal Chores Morning chores–10 minutes x 7 = 1:10 Evening chores–5 minutes x 7 = :35 Other Projects Water seedlings–3 minutes x 3 = :09 Final boil of maple sap = :45 Rack over one gallon each of cranberry, apple and pear wines = :45 Total Week’s Time 3:09 Results 1 1/2 dozen duck eggs 5 dozen chicken eggs 1 1/2 pints maple syrup.