I have an odd little ritual of cleaning the refrigerator twice per year – in April and November. If you are at all curious as to what this entails, take a look at the process I go through. It might serve as either inspirational or educational as the holiday seasons approach. Keep all those delicious […]
We raised 2 grass-fed lambs in our yard over the course of summer. We now have 2 lambs worth of “clean” meat in our freezer. It can be done, but there were some challenges to it. Hop on over and read about both the pros and cons of it.
There are multiple ways to preserve food. Some methods are for the short-term and others may keep food for long periods of time. As with any food storage system, it is important to use and rotate your stock. Here I share one method of storing dried foods for longer periods of time. It’s relatively easy […]
After reading a plea for assistance, I discovered that not everyone knows some of the most basic homestead (or homemaking) skills. It doesn’t matter whether you want to mend a canvas tarp or a silk scarf. Here is a tutorial for a very basic hand-sewing stitch that can be useful in a variety of circumstances. […]
When dealing with bear (actually a member of the pork family) for eating, there are a few unique features to the process. Here I describe a few of those features including cutting & wrapping, instructions for processing the fat to lard and a delicious recipe or two. Come on over for a spell, and we’ll […]
There are certain things that this way of life renders, a certain knowledge that results from the activities surrounding ‘homesteading.’ We are aware of the seasons, weather, animal activity, foliage growth (or lack thereof,) as well as what those specifics might indicate. Come on over and have a gander at the scene this time of […]