Another year has come and gone! Boy does it go by fast. 2018 was another wonderful year at the Homestead! We got a ton of projects done and had a fun year together as a family. What a true blessing it is to be able to enjoy this life together with my beautiful family that the Lord has given me!
So what's coming in 2019? We have a ton of surprises coming from the Homestead. We will be vlogging about them on our YouTube channel as well as putting together blogs/vlogs here on our website. We are so excited at what the Lord is doing in our lives and can't wait to share it with you all. God has been so gracious to us and we praise His wonderful name!
With our lives being so full we have had little time to work on our YouTube channel or our website over the past month. I have a bunch of videos planned and will be loading some content on this coming weekend. Looking forward to sharing some projects, reviews and major life changes that will be happening here at the Homestead. We have been overwhelmed by the support and awesome emails, comments and messages we receive! We appreciate all of you who have joined us on this journey towards a more simpler and self sustaining style of life. We aren't even close to where we want to be, but we have so enjoyed the journey so far!
Thanks for following along and check out my wife's latest Instant Pot video below. Thanks for watching and God bless! -Steve
Archery season came and went quickly here in Pennsylvania. It is about a month and a half long, but it goes by quickly. I got my doe as I usually do, but was disappointed that I didn't get my buck. Rifle season starts in about a week, so I'm excited about that, but more excited that two of my kids will be hunting this year. I will be focusing mainly on them and helping them get their first deer.
Both of them have their doe and buck tags, so it should be an exciting couple of weeks. I will have my rifle, but they will get the first shot at anything. I will be beyond happy to see them get their first deer!
I went out today and got my game camera card as I haven't checked my camera in over 2 weeks. I had a ton of doe and buck video. I put together some of the good footage into a video. Check it out below. Thanks for checking in and God bless! -Steve
I almost had my buck! A doe ruined my shot! At least I got an awesome video out of it. Check it out and thanks for stopping by! -Steve
Well we got hit! Actually, it's kind of late this year. We have had snow many, many years in October, but this year we finally got snow on November 9th. I love snow! It's one of the big reasons I love living here. We live near Lake Erie and we get crushed with lake effect snow. Erie was number one last year in snow fall.
I love how beautiful the snow looks. I love wearing jeans and vests. Don't get me wrong.....I'm ready for it to go by March, but during hunting season and during the holidays, I LOVE it! I could NEVER live down south. I would miss the snow!
Check out some video clips from our first (of many) snow storms this year. Thanks for stopping by the blog and God bless! -Steve
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My favorite time of year has begun....Pennsylvania Whitetail Archery Season! I got my doe on the second day and made my best hunting video to date since filming my hunts. On the first day of archery, I saw a few deer and got an awesome video of some turkey. Check out both videos below. Thanks for checking in and God bless! -Steve
Fall. My favorite time of year. I love the cool weather, the changing colors of the trees, harvest time, hoodies....but most of all I love hunting season. And specifically Archery Season.
Getting out to my stand in the early morning hours and watching the sun come up and the woods come alive is priceless. The peace that comes over you while you witness God's glorious creation is amazing. Seeing all the different animals and to experience the thrill of the hunt is awesome. I have grown to love it.
Hunting is my main hobby in life. I mainly hunt whitetail deer, but will be archery hunting turkey this year as well. I start preparing in March and April and it is something that I absolutely love. This year I am even more excited.
For the past few years, I have been filming my hunts. I have some decent video and have been getting much better at it each year. This year I have better cameras and I am very excited to see what I get on video. The Lord has blessed me with land that is full of wild game. Our Homestead has so many natural resources for the deer (and other animals). It is a beautiful piece of property. I am so thankful for it.
Below is a video review of a product I am using this year to film my hunt. Check it out if you are interested in filming your hunts.
Thanks for checking in and God bless! -Steve
We butchered our chickens! Check out our video on how we process our chickens. God bless! -Steve and Janel
Stephen and Janel Cook from The Cook Family Homestead