Tracy, the Rhode Island Red Tracy Harris

Life at the Homestead

February 17, 2020

Dirigo - as seen on the Maine state flag - is a Latin term, meaning, "I Lead".  We felt this was fitting, as we lead along our family and pack of critters to their new, forever home, and we lead our lives with the goals to accomplish something a little outsid...

February 17, 2020

We have already begun the nitty gritty - the research - meeting with the town and asking what steps were required. We have also begun the process of researching the best barn options on the market.

February 4, 2020

Something simple I like to try to do every week, is make a loaf of bread. 

I typically don't buy any at the store because it is really easy to do at home and it doesn't take much time! We think it has better flavor and texture, too.

Here's what to do:

This recipe is VERY...

January 29, 2020

"How do you do it?"

It's a question we are frequented, and anyone who lives life similarly can relate, I am certain.

How do we raise our children, while working full time, and also add a farm, and all the rest of the ingredients to a very full life? 

When I boil it down,...

December 31, 2019

2019 is coming to a close - a big year for our growing homestead:

We brought home 4 goats and 2 donkeys, started horseback riding lessons, grew new things, and moved our entire operation (well, we're still in the midst of that one).  

Being in the middle of all this chan...

December 5, 2019

To answer the question: Yes, it is going to be challenging.

October 17, 2019

All was calm, all was bright.... Until he came back outside to find our pair of brand new miniature donkeys crossing the road!

August 29, 2019

"The west was not won on tofu.

Right, wrong, or indifferent, even though we're out here in the Northeast, we couldn't agree more with the above quote (as recently spotted on a t-shirt in one of my favorite ranchin' boutiques...).  

Our flock of Thanksgiving turkeys arr...

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