Category Archives: Soil Building

It’s the Time of Your Life

Farm Tours have started once more. Come visit the Farm. Feed the Animals, see the Gardens, Food Forest, and Orchards. Explore the Walking Path. Hang out by the Fountain with the Ducks. Watch out for the Squirt Worms!

When we finally give up on the “American Dream”, hopefully we’ll realize that family homesteading is the most important part of our lives. Stay safe and be healthy…it’s the Time of Your Life!!

Happy Homesteading,


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Well, I’ll be the first to admit that we don’t have the growing schedule exactly right yet for rotating our pastures. But just like everyone else, the Coronavirus has meant tightening our belts and finding new ways to cut feed costs.

Mrs. Roo

Free-ranging the chickens and water-fowl and pasturing the goats is very cost effective, along with fermenting and feeding kitchen and garden scrap…we know that. It’s just convincing yourself to step out into that 100 degree heat…yes, April and already 100 degrees… and seed, seed, seed takes real resolve!

This video shows one way to get off to a good start…

Pasture-making Bent Pine Farm – Spring (ha!) 2020

Those of us who are fortunate enough to have our own homestead, seem to be in better shape than some folks. We’re used to staying home, and we have most everything we need here. Like Wendell Berry says, “You truly have to love your farm to be a farmer.”

Uh-oh, gotta run…the TP delivery is here!

Happy Homesteading,


Herbs for your good health

A cup or two of herb tea each day goes a long way toward strengthening your natural immune system, very important as we face the challenge of the Coronavirus pandemic.

But herb mixes for tea can be expensive. It’s a shame to have to buy several different herbs in bulk when you only need a small amount of each to reap the benefits. At Bent Pine we have put together small quantities of various herbs in petite glass jars, enough to make several pots of a variety of teas. You can purchase the glass container with your favorite tea blend and then refill the bottle when you run out.

Check out the different tea mixes, as well as the spice blends for your favorite recipes. Click the Shop link on the top navigation bar to review all the goodies from Bent Pine Farm, or click the SHOP link below.


Happy Homesteading,