Friday

Ya Know You're a Homesteader...




Lacey riding home in the van.



Ya know you're a homesteader when you strategically place a fence company catalog in the magazine rack next to the composting toilet , in the hopes that hubby sees it and orders some fencing for your Christmas gift.

Ya know you're a homesteader when you place your boots right next to your bed every night, just in case you need to run outside at 2 a.m to chase a fox away.

Ya know you're a homesteader when a chicken stands next to you while you are barbecuing and you don't think twice about it- after all, she is free range :)

Ya know your a homesteader when you can't sleep late due to the cacophony of animal voices in the morning- roosters crowing, goats bleating, dogs barking, cats meowing and whatever pigs do that makes so much noise.

Ya know you're a homesteader when your feed bill rivals your grocery bill; and you don't bat an eye.

Ya know you're a homesteader when your bathroom shelves are filled with mason jars you canned yourself.

And ya know you're a homesteader when you can't even leave for the afternoon without someone staying behind to keep an eye on the animals or else you need to follow a detailed list of food and water placement before you go!

Linking with FarmGirl Friday, The Chicken Chick


3 comments:

  1. Ha, we sometimes joke that our animals eat better than we do. :) We really need shelves for our our canning jars. Every time I brain storm, the only place I can figure out that has enough room is my bathroom!

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  2. Sounds like a fun life!

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  3. Our master bath was in a state of remodel when we moved here. Never having had 2 bathrooms I immediately petitioned hubby for a pantry :-)

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