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 […]
As I was out working in the garden I was thinking about all of the important life lessons that we learn while working in the garden. Working in the garden is a great opportunity not only to teach the farm kids but also to grow as adults. It looks like I’m not just growing fruits […]
Recently I wrote about making butter using the simple method of shaking the cream in a jar. Well this week I had an entire half a gallon of cream to turn into butter. I needed to use a different method to accommodate the amount of cream I had on hand. I used my Kitchen Aid […]
Step by step we are growing and adding to our homestead. We have wanted to raise our own meat chickens for quite some time now. We planned to implement the pastured poultry method. We would modify and use the chicken tractor that we were given with our third flock of layers. Our raising method would […]