Zephy’s Homestead – September Goats & LGD’S

Baruch Ha’Shem Blessed His Name

And that is how it has been this month with many new additions to Zephy’s Homestead. From baby kids to Live Stock pups, we have been a busy family  This is hard work indeed. And I am on the small scale compared to some homesteaders I know.But the JOY of farm life is a dream come true. No matter what scale it is.

So much excitement happening,there is never a dull moment. Tons of extra chores to be done on top of training and feeling animals.  Always moving. Who needs a gym?

The two kidds born where born on Sept. 2 2017 around midnight.  Wake up call from mama as she was in full labor and dropped to kids in a welcoming cheer. A buck, named Dash and a doe named Lila. Both are doing very well, and growing quickly. LIla ended up being the runt of the duo, so my oldest has taken the role as her mama and the bond between them both is too precious. A learning experience for them both. Dash, the buck, is growing fast. Typical boy, who constantly eats and never leaves a drop of leftovers.

Both are up for purchase thru God’s Creatures in Apple Valley. You can reach Elisabeth for details

 

 

Mama Doe Matzia from Zephy’s Homestead in Apple Valley CaDaddy Buck from Snowdale Acre Farms in Phelan Ca

Along with new kidds on the block..we added a male Armenian Gampr Livestock Dog to our homestead. Meet Vagr-means Tiger in Armenian.  Serun-means beautiful in Armenian,  our female is adapting to him very well  These TWO as i call them. Two peas in a pod.

 Serun and Vagr being introduced to little Lila. Both are very gentle and are always making sure their family is being cared for

The DUO team!  Standing guard nearby the goat pen

I am very pleased with this breed. Never thought I would ever consider such large dogs for my family Yet the Gampr breed has proven me wrong in their gentle ability for my children and the animals and their fierce protective instincts to out side intruders.(the 2 and 4 legged kind!).  If you are ever wanting to know more about Armenian Gampr LGD see here.

Come Spring 2018, Serun will be breed and pups will be available.  Stay tuned!

Well time to get off this blog and back to the homestead.

Hope you enjoyed my read.

Till I share again. Blessings and Shalom

Mama Bell

High Desert Farm Life!

MULTI-TASKING Love this …HUMAN multitasking.

Definition is as follows:

Human multitasking is an apparent human ability to perform more than one task, or activity, over a short period. An example of multitasking is taking phone calls while typing an email and reading a book. Multitasking can result in time wasted due to human context switching and apparently causing more errors due to insufficient attention. Studies have shown that it is impossible to focus on more than one task at a time. However, if one is proficient at one of the tasks at hand, then it is possible to do these tasks.

Well,I have to say..this is ME! Being a wife and mom, carrying many hats, I sure fit the bill of this definition. I didn’t realize there was a “human” side of multitasking. But, google says there is! LOL!  And honesty, I like being busy! I feel like I am accomplishing tasks at hand.

Other than health and wellness, homesteading is a true joy for me. I have to say I am ADDICTED!  When I was younger,my only animal friend I had was a gold fish. Far from homesteading, I took care of that fish till its last days. A very proud pet owner

Now, I have a beautiful set up of my four legged friends at our desert homestead. Well, chickens I guess would not be in the four legged category, but they are sure cute critters! And I do enjoy them!

With homesteading you met some neat like minded people. And this recent Shalom Pod cast with a dear sister, Ali Snowdale of Snowdale Acres, is one of my favorite interviews. I adore Ali, or as we call her Mrs. Snowdale. She is not only a homesteader, but a true friend indeed. I hope you all enjoy our Shalom Pod with Snowdale Acres.

 

Homestead Happenings

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Spring is upon us and life is starting to bring forth a new.

We have been busy around here on the Healing Throughout Homestead.  Much has been happening,so I thought I would catch you all up to date.

Here goes…fast forward in time.
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We finally got our new Armenian Gampr pup, a little girl named Seron,

which in Armenian means beautiful, and that she is.  Shipped all the way from the green pastures of an Armenian farm,to LAX and  her first pit stop in Phelan, California to get acquainted with farm living in the high desert at Snowdale Acres.  Her male friend Havoz is living at Snowdale Acres, the same farm we got our nigerian/nubian cross goats. Which one, by the way, is expecting this summer!.

A truly remarkable dog, and incredibly smart, Armenian Gampr dogs are an exceptional breed with so much to offer a homestead, farm and family. For more informtaion on Armenian Gampr visit http://www.gampr.org/  You will be truly blessed.

We are now in training session with her to get her instincts to drive in the herd and protect our goats, chickens and property. So far so good!  She is also being leashed trained to be in our home and by our side. She has done very well in that part of her training.

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 We where able to work with Good Dog Charlie to get an assessment on her,

and she passed with flying colors, although since she is a puppy, her puppyness took over, yet I was impressed, she did as well as she did. Too cute, I might add!

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My husband and I are working together

on a few business to share about health and wellness and praying it will supplement for our family.  We are learning A LOT about Network Marketing.

Man, if we would of applied this vital information way back when, well, let’s just say, life would of been way different for us financially,way different.  That’s okay, YHVH (God) knows what He is doing.  Never too later to start up something new, or is that old?

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We are  still actively involved as host to the high desert with Abundant Harvest Organics with our community.

After coordinating a Co-Op Buying Club for 8 years called Bountiful Harvest, Abundant Harvest Organics (AHO) fell right into place  We enjoy supporting local farmers, especially those in CA.  It helps the farmers out and of course our family needs and the local community.. For more information, please visit us and sign up for a local  pickup for the high desert.

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We are also planning on being a team as Health Coaches and guiding people to an abundant life of optimal health and wholeness.

Let the school bell ring!  Classes are now being  held for my husband and I in becoming certifed health coaches.  There is a lot of information to process and learn as we implement these business alongside the classes we will be taking together to to give our community, friends and family a knowlegde based approach and options to choose from to guide them to better  health.. We will share later on in blog post to come about what those businesses are, how schooling is going and what we are learning..  In the meantime, check out our home page and take a preview peak of what The Healing Throughout Team businesses are about-and more!

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To find our more about one of the Networking Business i am pursing,

join me for a FREE online webinar TOMORROW at 6 pm  Follow the link here

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And of course  we are still in the thick of parenting our young ones and soon to be adults.

Sometimes it is hard to juggle all that has been entrusted to us as parents, yet the Father has given us a measure of grace, mercy and faith. As older parents (my husband and I both, are 1 year shy of turning 50-did i just type 50?!), and raising a brew of different personalities and ages sure can be challenging when you are an older parent. Not difficult, just challenging. When we fall short, and our patients runs thin, I have to remind myself that, I too, can be impatient also. The Father is so gracious to us, and He teaches so much thru our children, if we would  just listen and allow the joys of parenting to come back after a season of darkness and loss.

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There is so much more I would love to share, yet I will save it for another blog post.  That way I have a reason to come back and blog again.   Keeps me on my toes or is that fingers!

Till we meet again,

Baruch (Blessings) and Shalom(Peace) in all you do!

Mama Bell

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Shalom Pod – The Urban Homestead

I was very honored and excited to have Anais Dervaes of the Urban Homestead join me on Shalom Pod this past week.   It was so comfortable to have her share about homesteading and enjoying fellowship in a very relaxing interview.

Hope you will enjoy listening to this sweet time, Anais of The Urban Homestead and I had.


 

Big Berkey

Also for all you “Off the Grid’ folks, consider purchasing a Berkey Water System from Healing Throughout.  Another way to have quality drinking water and to have it on board during those “just in case” times.  We here at Healing Throughout have one that we use faithfully at home and during out outtings.  I would encourage everyone to save up their pennies to have one for their family.

With a purchase of any of the Berkey Systems, you will receive a FREE Sports Berkey as a “Thank You” from Healing Throughout.

Shalom and Hugs,

Mama Bell!

 

 

 

Life Lately: gardening, chicken co-op, and family life

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We have been super busy around here at the Healing Throughout Homestead with preparations in gardening, a revamped chicken co-op and a home pen for our Mini Nubian goats from Snowdale Acres  There is no time to just lay around at our homestead, so we make sure to keep busy with daily life duties.

As a mom of four children life here is exciting!  There is always something to do and as my children get older, the extra hands make chores so much easier for this mama. I am always on the ‘go-mode”, but it keeps me trim and  healthy.  Who need a gym,when your hauling hay, feeding all your critters, maintaining a homestead, schooling and just breathin…hogwash, I have my build in gym right here at home.

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This month my husband found the time to put together a another chicken coop. Ours has needed an upgrade for a while now. Our previous coop was really large and raking out the straw every week was getting to be a huge chore. We where inspired by this video on how this farmer doesn’t feed his chickens any feed and wanted to try it with our layin ladies;  This is a bit hard to do in the desert, but we are trying on a much smaller scale. Anyway, I really liked his chicken coop. It reminds me of a lifeguard station.

The best part is: it was completely free! We used parts of the old coop, and wood lying around our backyard to make it. Down to the hinges we took off an old gate and nails we found from old boards, this coop is a recycled condo!

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We also have seen tremendous growth with our family garden.  It is super exciting to see LIFE come thru the ground. The tomatoes this year, despite the California drought, have been divine. Our melons are looking fabulous from old seed last year coming up and to the new planting I did this year.  I just may have melons thru mid October. Only in a homestead gardening, can this be! Thank you Yahweh!

 

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We also have been busy with being a family and learning about the true meaning of LIFE.  Life is an adventure and we are just passing thru this place called planet earth. As a believer in the Messiah, I know this is not my home. I am “renting” a place here on earth with my “new  home” that awaits me. With the world changing at such a fast rate, we have to be mindful of what this world really can offer us.  Honestly, it can’t.  You may find satisfaction in the little things life has to offer and be content for a season, but in time it will loose its taste and become a bitter taste in your mouth.  Only in Yahweh (Lord) will you find complete satisfaction and contentment knowing that He is all you need.  The bible says O taste and see that the LORD is good; How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!”  Psalm 34:8 The flavor the Father can offer thru His son, Yeshua, will never taste bitter, but always sweet.  Life may throw you some hard blows to knock you off your feet, but with Him that journey  will be filled with joy and comfort only He can offer.

Well, back to my motherly duties, I hope you enjoy this post. Love to hear your comments below. If  you are homesteading, whether in an apartment in the city  or a bigger country scale, love to hear from you and how you enjoy it.

Blessing and Shalom,
Mama Bell-The picture below is of my Nonna Rosa in Italy tending to her flock. A natural.

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Homesteading in the Desert-It Can Be Done!

We have finally put in our garden to begin our homesteading journey.  It is a beautiful site to see all this greenery and life sprout up in front of my eyes..or as I sleep.  I have taken a liking to gardening and when weather permits, and  truly enjoy getting my hands dirty.

My soil is rich with nutrients and the worms are just lovin it!  I am very excited to start this season with a bountiful harvest of local organic produce right in my front yard.  Every bit of life from my garden and an incredible taste of nutrient dense food of how it should be. Once you eat a more local plate of food, your taste buds are so thrilled to enjoy what food was meant to taste like.

Along with gardening, we also host Abundant harvest Organics in our high desert community. Between gardening and this fabulous CSA, I have a table full of organic local produce-farm to table!

Soon to be coming to our homestead is our mini nubian goat.  Hoping to have her set up with her doe here soon and enjoying the benefits of raw milk and home made raw cheese, kefir and yougart. Nothing like farm style food!

Shalom,

Mama Bell

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