On a cold wintery day, there is nothing more comforting then a plate of delicious classic meatloaf topped with savory gravy made with tomato soup and flavors from the pan drippings. Combined with your favorite mashed potatoes and vegetables that you have canned from last years summer garden and you have yourself one amazing meal […]
The Winter Storm Jonas of 2016 impacted our homestead, like many others, with very cold temperatures, snow, and ice that caused a power outage that lasted over 24 hours. Read how we stayed cheerful, warm and cozy with two young kids by preparing properly before the storm even hit and how we made it through […]
Got coffee beans? Got an extract medium like Vodka? Then you can make this simple extract to be used in great recipes. If you are like me and can’t find espresso powder at your local grocery store or don’t want to dilute your recipe by using brewed strong coffee, then this is the next best […]
Your home canned pie filling is not just for pies anymore. You can make it in this tasty, soft basic coffee cake recipe which is sure to be a family favorite for every breakfast. Topping it with a heavy cream icing is just “the icing on the cake”!
Growing loose leaf lettuce in a gutter is an easy way to extend your “salad eating season”. The gutter system is space saving for those small urban backyards or for those of us who don’t want to give up precious space in our in-ground gardens. It’s easy to build, maintain, and kid friendly. And find […]
Want to kick up your gardening skills this year? Have you ever thought about grains? This homestead is going to grow red winter wheat this fall and this book, “Small Scale Grain Raising” by Gene Logsdon is a fantastic and detailed book on all types of grains including corn, wheat, rice and much more. Check […]