Modern Homesteading Mistakes: What MOTHER Never Told Me
A lesson learned early and often in modern homesteading is that there's a big difference between what's supposed to happen and what does happen.
Most books on modern homesteading don't mention anything about driving home with an incontinent calf sitting on your lap.
Illustration by Jack Vaughn
Not all rabbits are fluffy and cute. Some are foul, cruel, bad-tempered, and fiercely territorial.
In spite of all that went wrong, enough went right to keep the Victor family on their land.
Expect children to take no interest in the care and feeding of homestead animals until butchering day comes around, when the critter that was destined for the stew pot suddenly becomes their dearest pet.