Chickens love to dust bathe and dust bathing is the best way to keep lice and mites at bay. Lately we’ve noticed that our little flock are starting to look a little “ratty” and two have some pretty significant bald spots. Not only does it look very painful, but with the colder weather on it’s […]
Every fall I look forward to whipping up a batch (or seven) of this delicious butternut soup recipe. It’s been a favorite of mine for many years and I can’t recall where I picked up the original recipe. I believe it came from a South African magazine because I had to adjust the metric measurements […]
We are a house divided. Like many families in America, we’re firmly split down the middle when it comes to the question of mayonnaise versus miracle whip and each side claims that their favorite is the one with the tangiest flavor. I am a mayonnaise girl. I do not like Miracle Whip at all. Roddy […]
Fried okra, as far as I’m concerned there is no reason to prepare it any other way, ever! There are only the two of us at home and we cannot possibly eat through this whole bag of freshly picked okra before it spoils, so I needed to find a way to preserve it for future […]
The holidays are just ahead of us and many homesteaders find themselves in a position where they need to travel to spend time with family around the country, but it can be almost impossible planning to leave the homestead for anything longer than a night – especially if you have animals to care for. Luckily […]
Canning beans is a common way to preserve them for later use, but for our family freezing is a better option. (We’re not big fans of canned vegetables). This is best way to prepare your bean harvest for the freezer.