Organic gardening, backyard chicken raising, personal style home decorating, adventures in the will find a little bit of everything here.  We hope you will stay awhile.

A blog post about a Belgian draft horse named Dissy and a goat named Freak that we accidentally inherited with the purchase of our home and making the difficult decision to give them away.

A tale about our second "predators of the homestead" experience with a raccoon.

The crazy ramblings of a 25-year-old lost in this world and trying to find herself.

Here are a few tidbits everyone should know about guineas before they decide to adopt some of their own.

Our experience butchering our own animals (chickens) that we raised personally for the first time.

Our experiments of creating elm oyster mushroom beds with our brassica plants and deep mulching with straw in the garden.

Camping and hunting morel mushrooms in the forests of West Virginia.

What we have learned so far in our first two weeks of caring for 20 baby chicks ever!

Nearly 300 seeds are officially planted in their little soil blocks!

The Hippie Homestead is becoming a family affair!

Things are happening!

Winter is a time for limited work and lots of relaxation....or is it..?

The first Hippie Homestead Post...way later than intended