Choosing seeds to plant in the garden seems like an easy task. It has gotten more difficult because nowadays, if we want to be conscious of how our food is grown, the choice is much more involved. We have settled on growing an heirloom garden for our family. Choices, choices, choices. We can choose to […]
If you’ve been following my family for very long, you know that we like to raise our own meat. You also probably know that we tend to butcher our own meat as well. We’ve butchered pigs, turkeys, and chickens. I’ve learned a few tips while butchering at home.
Have you ever found yourself in a homesteading slump? Maybe it seems as though everything you go to do is an epic fail, maybe you’ve lost your favorite animal, maybe you’re frustrated with your current situation or location, maybe life has kicked your tail and you just can’t find any motivation, maybe you are dreaming […]
In this homesteading, natural living, real food life, we are all about growing our own food. We choose to pasture raise livestock for our meats and dairy. Like many others, we believe that this is the healthiest option for our family. This is part of why we started farming in the first place.
I grew up making homemade pecan pie with my mom every Thanksgiving and Christmas. It was by far my favorite holiday treat. When we started eating healthier and avoiding things like corn syrup, I sadly gave up my beloved pecan pie. Don’t worry about me too much, I still had apple pie, pumpkin pie, all […]
I’m fascinated with growing unique and unusual things in my garden. I love it even more if they happen to be beautiful. The first time I saw a picture of Glass gem Corn, I knew it had to go in my garden asap. The picture intrigued me so much that I immediately began to research […]