When it came time to butcher our two Berkshire-cross pigs recently, we had a lot of decisions to make. Did we want to sell any of the meat? How much of it were we willing to sell? Would we butcher it ourselves? How would we butcher it? What cuts did we want? How would we […]
Do you feel sluggish? Anxious? Have trouble losing weight? Are your menstrual cycles unbearable? Then you could be suffering from estrogen dominance. Estrogen dominance is a condition that affects both men and women. Its effects can be seen as early as puberty and can extend well into menopause (for women). Yet, the condition goes largely […]
Pierogi are a semicircular Polish dumpling usually stuffed with potato filling, sauerkraut, ground meat, cheese or fruit. The most common filling here in the States is mashed potatoes with cheese. This recipe uses the frozen version that is commonly available at the grocery store. With some fresh tomatoes and basil from the garden, these can […]
Considering adding ducks to your homestead? Ducks are friendly, hardy and can be useful for eggs and meat; however, their care can vary slightly from that of chickens. With a little special care, they can prove to be very valuable pets and livestock.
Preparedness is vital to homesteading. While we all have different reasons for homesteading, many of us strive to be independent and self-reliant. Part of that self-reliance is the ability to care for our families and animals when things go wrong. Making a plan and putting it in writing can make a big difference in our […]
Do you have family members who expect to be fed on a regular basis? Is dinnertime at your house a chaotic mess? Would you like to serve more home-cooked meals, but lack the time or knowledge? Are you just trying to make meals less stressful? Check out these 6 tips to make meal time simpler […]