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Garden Project 2015 | The Planning Process

I had these huge plans to do a nice little garden last year……but it never happened. You see, we live on the side of a steep hill, what I refer to as a “mountain”. I have fallen a countless amount of times down that hill in the rain, snow and even on the driest of days. I’ve almost broken a…

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Preparing for Spring Gardening & Homesteading With Children Underfoot

While we are still in the depths of Winter here in Virginia, we homesteaders often start thinking about Spring, seeds, gardening and new life on our homesteads at the beginning of January. We’ve made our New Year’s goals and wishes, and now it’s time to implement them. We are doers, not just dreamers, and we make things happen. But not…

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{What Is Homesteading?} And Why We Call Ourselves Homesteaders

I don’t own a tractor (that’s my grandfather above). In fact, I don’t even own 100 acres of land with roaming cattle, horses or sheep. I don’t have a farm store, and I don’t even have a farm. But I’m a homesteader….   The word “homestead” has meant so many things throughout history. In the 1800’s it was often spoken…

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The Basics: Raising, Breeding and Processing Meat Rabbits

  Let’s face it, during the beginning process of adding meat rabbits to our homestead, I wasn’t the happiest girl in the world. The thought of butchering little animals that I had hand raised as helpless little creatures just didn’t appeal to me. But my mountain man husband talked me to into them, and I was immediately sold as we…

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Follow Me on Bloglovin’, Facebook, and more!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Welcome to the new Fewell Homestead BLOG! We have been amazed by the growth in the past 24 hours on facebook, so I wanted to share a few other ways you can follow us online.  Facebook: www.facebook.com/thefewellhomestead Twitter: www.twitter.com/amyfewell Instagram: www.instagram.com/thefewellhomestead Bloglovin’: http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/13457161 Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/markandamy06/ I’m sure I’ve forgotten something, but these are the main ones. Enjoy,…

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Myth Debunked: “Breeding Like Rabbits”

Since we began raising rabbits on our homestead, the phrase “breeding like rabbits” has taken on a whole new meaning to us. I, like so many other rabbit breeders, had one heck of a time trying to breed my first few tries. What on earth am I doing? I wondered. And eventually I became so frustrated that I wanted to give up. The…

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Wintertime Hatching

It’s inevitable — every single year I get the urge to hatch chicks or ducklings, and every single time I decide to hatch them during the coldest months of the year. My logic is simple and honest — if I hatch in the Fall or Winter, then they will be laying by the time Spring and Summer come. But hatching…

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The Beginning of Our Rabbit Journey

Raising rabbits on our homestead has been such a joy for me, personally. It is a livestock that can be inexpensively taken care of, and is easily handled, processed and cooked. Not to mention, rabbit meat is making quite the comeback in modern cuisine in the United States and Europe. Rabbit is, in fact, one of the most common meals that…

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The Freedom in Giving Up

It’s those words you never want to say — you’re too ashamed to say them, as if they are words you should never utter. You think it — you scream it in your head when you walk into the living room and your toddler has flour from one couch to the other. You utter it under your breath when your husband…

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{The Real Side of Motherhood} I’m Not “Super-Mom”…

I hear it about once or twice a month. From friends, family, facebook. It’s always that one sentence that is uttered, and while it is said to make me feel wonderful, it also breaks my heart when I hear someone say it, and I’m quick to correct them. It’s a short phrase, but it is a cut to the core…

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