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Why We Butcher our own Turkey

OH MY GOD. HOW COULD YOU RASIE THAT ANIMAL AND THEN KILL IT?  HOW CRUEL!?  YOU ARE SO HEARTLESS!  THERE IS NOTHING KIND ABOUT KILLING. Ok, I get it.  I was vegetarian for SEVEN YEARS.  I have seen this mentality.   My choice to be vegetarian  was not always in the mindset of “killing animals is wrong.”  It was more in the mindset of “if I cant raise this meat myself, take its life, or hunt this meat I will...

Spring

You know its spring on the homestead when… Your table looks like this… There are diapers on the line… The yard is covered in wishing weeds… Shoes are optional…for all ages 😉 Theres something other than weeds in the garden… You are greeted with dew drop covered wheatgrass in the mornings… Your sink is filled with wild harvested greens… and tiny humans…   The bees are busy buzzing… babies are being born… Goats are busy (and happy) snacking on all...