FARM FRIDAY — The Second Year on a Homestead: Homesteading Goals —

The Second Year on a Homestead: Homesteading Goals I wrote a post a while back about “The First Year on a Homestead” and I’ve been meaning to follow that up with a “Second Year on a Homestead” but it seems I’m about 7 months late! Although we’re halfway into our third year now, I want…

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Farm Friday— Farm Stands Part 2

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Why we need a farm stand! MAIN REASON— We have an abundance of eggs! We can only eat so many. We also have lambs and sometimes pigs to sell. It would also be nice to sell/give away some of our vegetables and jams.

We could also leave some information on the stand like, when the lambs will be processed, pricing, what we feed our animals, and some nutritional information on our products.

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Having a stand at our house would be very convenient! We have a lot of traffic on our road.

We don’t always have enough stuff to justify selling at a farmers market though. We would spend more money in fees than we would make. Plus lugging a baby to the market and watching him would be tough. Having it at the house, with a sign saying “fresh eggs” will also keep me accountable. I can’t let my neighbors down! Not going to the farmers market— who cares!

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Woodworking Wednesday — Farm Stand — Part 1

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I am about to build a farm stand for all our excess eggs and produce. I have been searching the internet and Pinterest to find some plans that we like.

These are my favorites…

Farm Stand Board on Pinterest

We really need a cooler or a specific spot for eggs. We have duck and chicken eggs. It would be nice to have a spot for both. We tried delivering them once a week but that got away from us.

We need a top and some shelves underneath. I would really like the shelves to be slanted so you can see what’s in the baskets. We have a ton of baskets already.

I would also like it to be covered and portable. I want a big sign that says WEEKEND FARM STAND and/or EMORY FARM.

Here are some actual plans we have found so far…

 Roadside Stand Plans

Roadside Produce Stand

We are debating on buying something like this to get us by.

If y’all have any ideas or have any experience in this area please leave a comment!  How did your produce stand go?  Do you have plans for one?

Treehugger Thursday — How to Make Dandelion Lotion Bars — The Nerdy Farm Wife

I originally made these lotion bars for my husband. His primary job is as a rock mason and the mortar and rough stone often leaves his hands dry, cracked, and bleeding. At night, I put salve on them, and while that helped a lot, it just wasn’t enough. Lotion bars have a long history of…

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Task Tuesday — How to Make a Bee House or Bee Hotel in Your Yard — Wellness Mama®

Most of us know just how important honey bees are to our food supply and why it matters so much to protect them. Hopefully many of us are even taking some simple steps, like these, to do so. But did you know there are over 4,000 species of native bees in the US alone? And……

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