Archives for May 2015

This Week on the Farmstead – May 29

Another great week has come and gone at Stone Family Farmstead! First of all, all of us but Danny got the stomach flu! That was a bummer! I haven’t been sick so many times in one year in a long time, let alone in the same month! The upside was that I was able to […]

Arnica Balm for Pain

I am a huge sissy when it comes to pain. I mean, seriously, the older I get, the more pain there seems to be. And I have another confession–even as an aspiring herbalist, I haven’t found a proper way to deal with all of the aches and pains that I encounter, but I am working […]

This Week on the Farmstead – May 22

This week on the farmstead, I’ll share with you some photos of the wonderfully eventful Saturday last weekend. We celebrated a belated Mother’s Day with Todd’s Mom and Grandma, and some of our closest family attended, which was really nice. Before I get to that, though, I’ll share a little of what has been going […]

Beyond Aspiring Herbalist {and a FREE herbal eBook!}

Are you an aspiring herbalist? I am, and I want to go beyond just aspiring to be an herbalist–I want to BE one. Here’s why. I want to be an herbalist because I want to know what to do when my family has minor medical issues to deal with–or, God forbid, a disaster. I want […]

Safe Foods for Your Rabbit

Rabbits have quite a delicate system and when we don’t know what is safe and unsafe for our little furry friends, we risk upsetting their systems, which for baby rabbits can be deadly. When choosing safe foods for your rabbit, you may choose to feed with store-bought pellets, or make up your own rabbit food […]

This Week on the Farmstead – May 15

Hey Y’all and Happy Friday! It’s been an eventful week here at the farm and let me tell you–not all of the events were fun! But some were, and so we’ll focus on those for the most part. Hey remember last week when I mentioned that I thought I was getting sick? (This is the […]

Top 10 Things to Bring Home with Your New Rabbit

Every time we bring a new animal home, it’s the beginning of a new chapter in life in which we will share a relationship with a new small creature. We think of all the possibility of owning and befriending our new rabbit, and our hearts soar at all the prospects of play time, binkies (if […]

This Week on the Farmstead – May 8

Hello and greetings! This week on the farmstead, we have a few things happening, personal and “farmy”. Personal stuff first. Our youngest, Abi, had was in a community performance of Seussical the Musical with the local community theater, which was really wonderful and so much fun for. She was part of the crew who dressed […]

Homemade Whole Grain Layer Feed

This recipe has been updated. See my New and Improved Homemade Whole Grain Layer Feed recipe. I’ve had my girls, Lucy and Ethel, since 2012. I was so ecstatic to get them and, if I say so myself, we’ve made each other very happy for the past three years. They have, believe it or not, […]

Why I Use Milk Kefir for My Chickens {Recipe Included}

For years, I have been interested in culturing and fermenting in some capacity. It pretty much started with kombucha, then I tried water kefir (I killed my grains, ugh), then fermenting zucchini pickles and carrot sticks in salt brine, then dilly beans—all (but the water kefir) turned out great, and I was pretty much hooked. […]


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