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.

modern homesteading - illustration, children protecting chickens from author
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.
Jack Vaughn