Homesteading 101

5 Items For Successful Turkey Processing

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Processing Turkeys

We have been raising poultry here at Blackberry Run Homestead almost since day one. However, we only started processing our own meat about 10 years ago. Why the gap? Lack of time, since both Mrs. Blackberry and I were working full-time jobs off of the homestead. When we started this exciting new venture of meat […]

Thoughts & Inspiration

The Path

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The Path

we walk a path on the edge between ancestors and future generations what was handed down we rejuvenate and pass along remember the old ways blend them with the new listen to the whispers in the dark from the unseen things of old knowledge shared across the ages traveling the winds of time guiding our […]

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The Door

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The Door

I came upon a secret door no key to open the lock thinking perhaps one was near I searched but could not find it I called for help but received no answer no idea what to do next I paced around trying to discover some method to gain access as darkness fell and I grew […]

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the land

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the land

the land does not belong to us its inhabitants are not ours we choose to adopt and nurture that which lives on and in large and small and unseen this interconnected web of life the well being of the largest dependent on the health of the smallest harm one and all are diminished

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The Farmer Questioned

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The Farmer Questioned

The farmer questioned the youngster If you were born another what would you be The youngster replied I would be a horse running across the pasture with the wind in my mane Or a cow laying amongst the buttercups and chewing my cud in the sun No a sheep munching grass watching the little lambs […]

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The Homesteading Life

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The Homesteading Life

The Homesteading Life We of the land are believers. In things others know don’t exist. We stride a different path. Our music bleats, squawks, honks and grunts. Miracles are everywhere in sight. Our walks are filled with abundance. We are in symbiosis with the creatures. Their innocence washes away our strife. We caress the growing […]