This is my favorite time of year! I love the fall weather....hunting and harvest time. It is such a blessing to have such a rich land full of game and able to grow lots of food. God has been so good to us. Archery season is here and I was able to get a buck. It was a big deer, but a small 8 point rack. See the video of the hunt below.
My daughter Abby is also in her first year of archery hunting. She has had a couple chances, but froze on a nice buck. I got a video of the whole thing and it is incredible. I will include that video below as well. Nothing better than hunting with your children. My son got his first deer last year and it was a blessing to be there.
It looks like it will be a rough election cycle this year. It has been sad to see the way our country has been divided. There is so much hatred. This is what happens when we kick God out of our lives. Whoever wins, the Most High God is still on His Throne and He is in control and I am content with that! Praise His name!
I will be doing another video on preparedness today. It is on food storage mainly but will include some other stuff as well. We have been telling everyone for years to store up while times are good because when things get bad, the shelves get cleared out! We have all seen that over the past few months. We were at the store the other day and there are still many products that haven't been restocked due to shortages. The supply chain was pushed to the brink and in many cases couldn't keep up with the demand. If something were to happen again, it would be way worse. I will post the video this week.
In other news around the Homestead...our canning season is done! We canned a bunch of stuff from salsa to apple sauce. And if you can food like we do, you probably noticed a shortage of jars and lids. These are another example of products that weren't ready for the demand of the shutdown. Thankful we had tons of them already stored up!
Our garden was a HUGE success this year. We had so much produce and we were able to give a ton of it away to people as well. God was so gracious to us this year. We butchered a total of 62 chickens and our egg layers are producing up to 2 dozen of eggs a day! It has been amazing. We sell our eggs and that in turn helps us pay for our feed for them. Works out great.
We will be breeding our sheep this month! This is a first for me. I became a member of the Finnsheep Breeders Association and will be breeding purebred Finnsheep. I am excited! I've been wanting to do this for years and the Lord opened the door for me and it has been a blessing to raise these sheep.
Our New Zealand rabbits will be having babies soon as well. We will be selling them as well as raising meat rabbits. It is something that I have wanted to try for a while as they produce lots of babies. We love our animals and it has been such a joy to raise all of our beautiful animals.
Finally, my daughter Hannah has her first book officially published! We are so proud of this beautiful girl. You can pick it up at any book outlet or order HERE on Amazon. You can also read more about it HERE. Please consider picking one up....it would be such a blessing to her and to us!
Thanks for stopping by and check out the videos below! God bless! -Steve