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Jenna is a busy wife and a mom to eight kids. She’s a homesteader, homemaker, and homeschooler. She’s very passionate about organic gardening, and naturally raising livestock. You can find her on her YouTube channel and her blog, The Flip Flop Barnyard.
Our family works hard to raise as much of our own food as possible. This includes a garden for fresh eating and preserving food, dairy animals, and raising our own meat. When it comes to meat and dairy, we think there are 9 reasons to raise pastured livestock. We are very passionate about farming as […]
By choosing to live a homesteading lifestyle we have enriched our lives in so many ways. I couldn’t imagine raising my children any other way. So many valuable lessons are learned on a homestead. Our family started homesteading in 2011 and we have never looked back. I don’t know if we really knew what we […]
A lot of people love the idea of free-ranging their chickens and I’m definitely one of them. Like with anything in life and homesteading, there are some pros and cons to free-ranging chickens. Free-Ranging Chickens- The Pros vs The Cons Chickens are known as the “gateway animals” in homesteading. So, you get a few baby […]
This spring has been very busy around our homestead! I love all of the seasons, each one for it’s own reasons. Spring is such a special time of year. It’s a time of birth, sowing, growth, new starts, hope for the future, and expectation of abundance. Our spring has met all of those criteria so […]
Homesteading can be a wonderful way to build connection and create memories with your children. So let’s talk about some ways you can involve your kids in homesteading! Recently, I introduced my family to you and shared our homesteading story. If you read that, you already know that we are a family of ten. We […]
I’m often asked why we choose to homestead. People seem to be fascinated with the idea of a small family farm. Well, a small family farm run by a large family of ten. There are so many reasons that we chose homesteading for our family. All of those reasons are anchored by our passion for […]