When Philip purchased the homestead at Kowalski Mountain in 2016 he was looking for a place he could hunt, work the land, build a home and live a life that he could be proud of. We’ve based our categories on those four topics. Browse a topic by selecting a category in the yellow box.
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Building the homestead is no small task! Philip and I have built everything that you see, from the barn, the bathhouse, and even the RV canopy. Since we live in Florida, Kowalski Mountain is built-in Workcations. It’s amazing what we can accomplish when we set our mind to it. This section includes Building Projects and the projects that we work on during our Workcations.
In this modern world, many people’s only recollection of a root cellar is from television. However, prior to modern refrigeration, root cellars were one of the ways that families could store food for the winter. Root cellars are underground structures that use the earth to provide a means to naturally cool, insulate and maintain proper…
Hunting is one of Philip’s favorite past times. He works hard all year long preparing for the season. Planting food plots to create an oasis that the wildlife want to call home. We provide suitable resources to supplement the deer and manage the population. Philip is an accomplished hunter in both archery and rifle, we never worry about going hungry! For us, hunting is a big part of our self-sufficient lifestyle.
Fall has finally come to the homestead and buck fever hits hard this time of year. Philip is an avid hunter and while he certainly scopes out the best bucks each year. Hunting on the homestead is not about trophies, it’s about filling our freezers with wild game. While using a local meat processor is…
Food security is probably the biggest reason people choose a homesteading lifestyle. At Kowalski Mountain, farming includes gardening, food preservation, raising animals for meat, and managing an apiary.
As a new chicken owner, one of the most exciting moments is when you find the very first farm-fresh eggs in your backyard chicken coop! If you live in the United States, instinctually you will likely want to wash the eggs and put them in the refrigerator. In the US, we typically encounter washed, store-bought…
Living a life full of adventure is important to us! We’re never bored on the homestead… too busy for that! This category is a hodgepodge of life! From projects on the homestead, family, and amazing discoveries right here on Kowalski Mountain.
As the days grow cooler, one of my favorite activities on early morning walks in the late fall is to search for frost flowers. My first discovery of frost flowers was on one of my earliest trips to Kowalski Mountain when Philip and I were preparing for archery season. At first glance, frost flowers might…