March Already?

It’s March already! Where did January go? February? The Homestead has soaked up a good deal of rain and snow this season and we’ve collected as much of the water as humanly possible with a 5 gallon bucket system. Guttering all flat surfaces has suddenly moved way up on the priority list. We’ll post pictures and updates on our progress.

Spring lambing/kidding has officially started with the arrival of 2 doe kids, courtesy of Big Red (toggenberg/nubian mix). Big Red’s momma Jenny was a great milker, but Big Red is too wild. Hope is that one or both of these girls will inherit Jenny and Big Red’s milk capacity, and with regular handling will become prolific milkers in their own right. Daddy’s Alpine strain mixed in should help. Hope springs eternal.

The Homestead goes back to the schoolroom this month, to discuss how we’re handling reading readiness in our homeschool.

Spring is bursting with new fragrances for our Homespun Treats like Jasmine Rose, Lemongrass and our NEW BUG FORMULA. Votive candles are now available scented. We’re working on a line of costumes for re-enactors which we will post in the store as we get them going. Starting with the colonial era and civil war/fur trade era, we hope to also add in some renaissance and other styles as we go.


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