I have a HUGE announcement to make about a new addition to our homestead. Ok, so maybe the title of this post and the giant picture above gave it away. I just can’t contain it anymore, I have to share it with the world. We are getting our very first family milk cow!!! You probably […]
We had kicked around the idea of getting pigs for a couple of years now. This year we finally decided to just do it. You can read the posts about how we got started with our pigs called “The story of the three little pigs” and “The prodigal pig”. It was quite the roller coaster […]
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 …………………..