Cornbread is always a great comfort food around here. Farmer Derek’s favorite version is his very own Broccoli Cheese Cornbread. I wish that I could take credit for coming up with this recipe but it is all Farmer Derek here. I will tell you that Emma says it tastes better when I make it, though. […]
Honey bees are definitely on my “to get for the homestead” list. There are just so many benefits and reasons to have bees. Here are my top 4 reasons for wanting bees. 1.Honey. Ok, this one is pretty obvious….. honey bees=honey. Honey has a lot of health benefits from fighting infection, boosting immune system, to […]
As this gardening season is winding down I am finding myself still picking and canning lots of green beans. We planted another round kind of late to get one more harvest before the first frost. This seems to be working out well for our pantry shelves. I canned twelve quarts of beans from my last […]
I decided to give sourdough another try but this time I ordered an Alaskan Sourdough Starter Culture from Cultures for Health. The description sounded good to me…. mild, pleasant, sour flavor and smell. I received my culture in the mail and carefully followed the directions. I started by …………………..
When I say it like that it sounds like I know what I’m doing. Ok, all joking aside. All of this is fairly new to me but I have good “cow” friends and have done a lot of research. Gertie will probably be coming home in the next few weeks. This is sort of a […]
We were very fortunate to have some friends give us several really nice Cushaw Pumpkin seedlings this spring. We planted them in the garden and they thrived. We ended up with five huge Cushaws. They were beautiful! Cushaws don’t look like ordinary pumpkins, they are long and have green stripes. They are shaped more like […]