It is hard to believe that I am now less than 3 weeks away from signing out of a military installation for the last time and going to the farm live full time. Things have been pretty busy since the last post, I did make it home for a weekend, but the weather was still […]
On April 1st, I will officially start my transition from military to homesteading life full time, and that April will likely be one of the busiest times of my life but for the first time in a long time everything I do will be focused on what we want to do, the work will be […]
I have never been able to bake with yeast, always end up with a dough that just does not rise. When I came across this recipe using sourdough starter rather then a yeast, I decided what the heck! I was so surprised with the results! A golden brown crispy crust and a chewy crumb! This […]
Ducks are an often under looked added value to the small homesteader. Duck eggs are in high demand by pastry chefs and home bakers alike due to the extra fluffiness and richness that duck eggs bring over chicken eggs. Those on a Paleo or Ketogenic diet value duck eggs due the higher fat and protein […]
In this blog we go through the thought process for choosing poultry for a integrated self sustainable farm in the Northern United States. Poultry are chosen for the ability to do well in extreme cold temperatures, ability to provide eggs and meat as well as foraging ability for pest and weed control of crops.
November’s post talks about how our bees did after the first Minnesota snow storm, our decision and commitment to purchase Galloway cattle, the challenges we are facing with predators and more as I attempt to make this transition from the Military life to a life on a farm.