Everyone in homestead circles says that chickens are the gateway animal. I can’t say that they’re wrong. They did something to my heart that I’m pretty sure can’t change back. Getting our first chickens is the culmination of a huge journey that involved quitting jobs, moving across state lines, and totally reinventing our way of […]
Here’s part two of our ongoing series in making an outdoor kitchen for cooking, grilling, baking, and canning! No one wants to heat up their house in the middle of the summer, but with so much food to process, what do you do? This is our solution for those hot summer days. Come along and […]
We have been waiting years to finally leave the city and move to the country, and now the journey begins in earnest. Many of you are probably several years or even decades into learning how to be self-sufficient on your land, but we’re here at the very start. We have just moved onto our land, […]
Foraging can be an intimidating thing to start. The perception seems to be that you can only go out gathering wild food if you are already an expert! My teacher heart wants to tell you, though, that if you only try to do something once you feel like you know “it all,” you’ll never […]
I feel pudding gets the short stick of the dessert world–it’s often relegated to summer camp and hospital dessert options, where the best you’re going to get is a plastic cup full of shivery chocolate-ish goo. Homemade pudding, however, can be an absolutely delicious treat. You can customize it to any flavor you’re feeling, control […]
Just because your basil is only a tiny spring sprout at the moment doesn’t mean you can’t have delicious pesto NOW. This easy, super-adaptable recipe uses foraged spring greens to whip up a wonderfully garlicky, green sauce to put on pasta, eggs, toast, or whatever your heart desires.