The Barefoot Homestead sits at the top of a 9000’ mountain high in the Rockies. We do a lot of things here at the homestead. The Mr. has a full-time job down in the city. He likes to mill wood, cut trees, and build things. Jr. is home schooled, likes pond hockey, participates in 4H, and is an awesome, outgoing kid. I love taking care of my family and animals first and foremost. I enjoy sewing, crafting, and DIY projects. I love cooking, baking, and decorating cakes. I seriously dislike wearing shoes and socks. :p
We have a myriad of animals here at the Barefoot Homestead. Our furry friends are 3 large dogs. A Husky / Chocolate Lab mix, a purebred Golden Retriever, and an Akita / Belgian Malinois mix.
We also raise poultry and waterfowl. Our flock consists of my hens and rooster, 2 pair of geese, a handful of ducks and a couple turkeys. Jr. also has some pullets and a few ducklings. We usually have a bunch of roosters that come with different shipments from the hatchery we use. We also raise broiler chickens.
We are learning to garden more and live a more self sustaining lifestyle. I love DIY projects and saving money on things. I make our laundry soap, hang dry when I can, and just finished up my first compost bin for my first garden. This summer I plan to grow as much food as I can and have my first outdoor garden. I taught myself to water bath can last summer. I make our own “wet” dog food, they LOVE it!
I hope you enjoy our journey in learning how to live a more sustainable life and have fun doing it.