Jeff Campbell

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We have a two acre homestead with laying hens, turkeys, red wattle and large black hogs and Nigerian dwarf goats.
Amador County
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Recent posts by Jeff Campbell

We render about 50 lbs of pork fat a month. My tips, chop it up, don’t get it to hot, store it in the freezer.
10 months ago
I have a three gallon crock of hot peppers that’s been on the bottom shelf for a year and a half...
10 months ago
We’ve been working on a new sow barn. Winter is coming!
10 months ago
We had snow this week! No rain since May and straight into winter!
10 months ago
I have the same questions, I’m going to start making soap this winter. I have lard and goats milk I will be using. I have a few books coming in the mail, I’ll add some info when I get them.
10 months ago
I love your homestead! Your pictures are great!
1 year ago
Grinding! Chores done by 5am, truck loaded and headed to market before the sun. We sold our first rabbits today for 10$/lbs! Whooohooooo!
1 year ago
So cool!
1 year ago
I can't believe its already October! We've been running around like crazy this summer. We were selling pork and eggs at 11 different farmers markets, we had 75 pigs butchered so far and have about another twenty scheduled before the holidays. We've bred our rabbits a few times and butchered about 30. We have about another 30 rabbits ready to butcher. The goats all had babies a few months ago, they are all doing well. I was milking for a few months but we didn't have a good schedule for milking. Some mornings I would milk at 3:30am some days at 7:30am and usually at 10pm every night. My girls were good with it. So we have 9 does and 10 bucks. We need to emasculate a few and we are trading a few for some hay with my hay guy. One is pregnant now and the rest are going to get bred this week. Our turkeys bred and we got two new hens that made it. The ravens and crows picked off lots of chicks and poults this year, we should have had about a 100 this year. The garden was a bust this year. I only got a few squash and pumpkins. We planted about 200 pepper, eggplant and tomato plants. the gophers and moles ate most of them, the turkeys and deer even more. We ended up canning about 5 gallons of pickles, a few quarts of eggplants, 10 lbs of tomatoes in the deep freezer and I fermented about 25 lbs of peppers. I got a lot of seeds from all my amaranth. We should have produced much more but we only watered 8 times all summer and didn't have any rain from May until Sept 25 and then a frost killed almost everything on the 1st of October. In all we have had a really good year and are getting ready for winter...
1 year ago
Thank you sir!
1 year ago