Using Chicken Wire as a Trellis

The Yager Homestead had a weekend away. One of our best friends graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree, so it was off to Fort Worth to watch her graduate! While we were gone, East Texas experienced a couple of significant downpours, and then some beautiful sunshine to follow (fickle weather as per usual in … Continue reading Using Chicken Wire as a Trellis


The First Harvest

The Yager Homestead has reaped our first significant harvest! If you'll recall, I dug up a potato a few weeks ago, and cut a few leaves of lettuce. The potato was still pretty small, so we decided to let them grow a little longer before digging up more. But this weekend, we had a craving for a … Continue reading The First Harvest

Shower Melts – The Perfect Gift!

So a few weeks ago we posted about how to make Lavender Shower Melts. They're super easy to make, and only take a few ingredients that you probably have around your house already. The Yager Homestead is all about saving money. We try to operate on a modest budget whenever possible. So we decided for Mother's … Continue reading Shower Melts – The Perfect Gift!

Cleaning the Microwave with Lemons

If you're like us, your microwave has seen better days. We are big fans of movie nights and popcorn at the Yager Homestead, so our microwave can get pretty gross. T needs everything to be at least 3000°C to be fit to eat, which leads to spaghetti sauce, cheese, and other various liquids to be … Continue reading Cleaning the Microwave with Lemons

Building the Chicken Run

So, we've (mostly) built our chicken coop for Rose & Blanche. They've gotten pretty big pretty quickly, so we need to finish their home so they can move outside permanently. Real talk, I'm tired of sweeping up feathers. As I mentioned in my blog post about building the coop, we are not engineers (obviously). We were able to … Continue reading Building the Chicken Run