Making your own cultured buttermilk at home with raw milk is so simple and easy! Something I didn’t know before I had my own milk cow: The “buttermilk” that is left over from making butter is not the same as the buttermilk that we all know and love and isn’t an equal substitute for most […]
At Sunday Dinner this past weekend with the family, my parents pulled two dusty treasures from their basement: their incubator – the same one which my sister and I witnessed chicks hatching for the first time in as children, and my grandfather’s brooder lamp. I was so excited I did a happy dance in the […]
Living a self-sufficient lifestyle means preparation. For winter. Why? Because the garden doesn’t grow in winter. Because butchering chickens in the bitter cold is not fun. (Trust me.) Because it’s easier to chop and stack firewood without three layers of clothes and carhartt bibs. Because it’s so much nicer to fish in the spring and […]
Making and pre-packaging my own convenience foods at home in about an hour, once a week, saves $780 a year on my grocery bill!
This dish has been one of my favorites since I was a kid and my folks were cookin’ it for me and my little sister. It’s one of those dishes that I was sure I had no idea to make, sure that there must be some trick to my Daddy making it taste so good! […]