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14547 62nd Street
Oskaloosa, KS, 66066
United States

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Founded in 2002, Homestead Ranch, has sought to bring the ideals of sustainable farming to reality.  It is our goal to provide for our family without a deep impact on the environment.   

  This is the core of sustainable. 

We use everything we produce to make our products wholesome and handcrafted so we may nurture the dynamic biosphere in which we reside. It is important to know what we put in and on our bodies from start to finish and we strive to give that to our customers. 

We deeply believe that knowing the source matters.

 

Founded in 2002, Homestead Ranch, has sought to bring the ideals of sustainable farming to reality.  It is our goal to provide for our family without a deep impact on the environment. This, to us, is the core of sustainable.  We use everything we produce to make our products wholesome and handcrafted so we may nurture the animals and environment in which we reside. It is important for us to know what we put in and on our bodies from start to finish and we strive to give that to our customers.  We deeply believe that knowing the source matters.

Down the Rabbit Hole and Other Magic Tricks

What We are up to

Down the Rabbit Hole and Other Magic Tricks

courtney skeeba

"Why, oh why, didn't I take the blue pill?"...  Well, the rabbit hole is more interesting. Simple enough.  The month of February is nearly gone and the dark warmth of the warren is beginning to melt into the sunny inklings of nature's promise of warmer days.  The fluctuations of winter in Kansas have shown us snow, sleet, ice, rain, freezing and near 70 degree days, just in the last week.  It is a wonder to survive within this vast array of climate extremes, to be certain.  Productivity waxes and wanes as phases of the moon govern ebb and flow.   The tide of March is rolling in with certain force and we surf toward the shore of its spring. 

The past weeks I have engulfed myself in the care and nurturing of a sourdough baby, trying to comprehend the ins and outs of a (bargain buy) antique knitting machine, building up a stock of hand knits, seed starting for the coming season, homeschooling with a vengeance, prepping the young padawan to test for his black belt, helping with his uptake in fencing and, without question, the tending of our flock of miscreant of goats, chickens, rabbits, dogs and cats.  The magic trick in this hustle of becoming proficient in bread making, knitting, growing, schooling, learning, helping and tending is remembering to sit in stillness, at least for a moment, to breathe in the wonder of all this has to offer and appreciate the quiet of winter...