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A Fun & Simple Way to Make Homemade Ice Cream

A Fun & Simple Way to Make Homemade Ice Cream

The weather is finally starting to warm up again and that means it’s nearly ice cream season! Well my family and I couldn’t wait so we decided to try our hand at making some homemade ice cream. Admittedly, I was a little skeptical about how […]

How To Build a Winter Cat Shelter in 5 Easy Steps

How To Build a Winter Cat Shelter in 5 Easy Steps

Have you ever seen a stray cat, wandering around outside trying to hide from the blistering winter cold? Unfortunately I have, and it’s always heartbreaking. Homeless cats are often defenseless from the elements, and sadly, many do not survive the harsh winter. This really bothered […]

10 Incredible Quick Facts about Honeybees

10 Incredible Quick Facts about Honeybees

By Terry Wheeler We eat a lot of honey in my house. We literally go through about 4-5 pounds per week. I have a spoonful every morning and I have energy until noon! It is an amazing agricultural product and process (​see our recent article […]

How To Re-Pot Your Indoor Seedlings the Right Way

How To Re-Pot Your Indoor Seedlings the Right Way

By Terry Wheeler We published an article a while back called Start Your Herbs Indoors With Paper Pots. Well, some of those plants are getting big and need a change of pot size before they get moved outside. The night temperatures are still in the […]

A Quick & Easy Butter-Making Activity For Kids

A Quick & Easy Butter-Making Activity For Kids

By Terry Wheeler Butter-making is a great activity for homesteaders, or just a great farm activity with the kids. Before the days of ​homogenization, your milk and cream would separate in the bottle. Since the cream is lighter than the milk, it would rise to […]

10​ Reasons Why ​Ag​ ​Education  Should Be a Top Priority

10​ Reasons Why ​Ag​ ​Education Should Be a Top Priority

By Terry Wheeler    The FFA organization is celebrating its 90th anniversary soon, and in that time has grown to 670,000 members​. Obviously, Agricultural Education is nothing new. But as of late it has been widely dismissed as a remnant of the dinosaur days. Those […]

Increase Your Deer & Wildlife Population With These Innovative Planting Techniques 

Increase Your Deer & Wildlife Population With These Innovative Planting Techniques 

By Terry Wheeler One of the things that I truly enjoy about owning a farm is watching the wildlife. Seeing the deer bring their fawns through the fields or watching a family of foxes playing under a stump near the barn across the road. Even […]

8 Little-Known Facts About Honey

8 Little-Known Facts About Honey

By Cody Wheeler Oh, sweet honey. You may have heard it referred to as liquid gold, and this couldn’t be more accurate. Honey is one of nature’s most valuable gifts for so many reasons, and its uses go way beyond just sweetening your coffee. Here […]

How to Make A Tennis Can Bird Feeder

How to Make A Tennis Can Bird Feeder

By Terry Wheeler Among many other of my activities, I also coach Varsity Tennis at our local high school. Every year we open several cases of tennis balls, pour the balls into the practice hoppers and we are left with these beautiful cans. Well this […]

5 Benefits of Starting a Flower Garden

5 Benefits of Starting a Flower Garden

By Cody Wheeler Are you thinking about starting a flower garden but aren’t sure if it’s right for you? Let me tell you why YOU SHOULD! One of my favorite features of Thistle Downs Farm is the beautiful flower gardens that we maintain each year. […]