Boy are there stories to tell of craziness on the farm in recent weeks. Riddles I tell you, Riddles. Farmers and homesteaders will probably tell you, if you have time to sit down for a cup of coffee, that deaths on the farm are head scratching riddles. When animals die it is a deep dive […]
It might sound kinda old-fashioned or quirky to some, but the activity of animals can be (is) an alert. We have had an exceptional winter so far. In this post, the elk in particular have indicated the severity of the weather. Come on over and see what they are up to and what we are […]
Dove and other birds have a tendency to be dry, and the key to a dinner that doesn’t end up in the dog dish is keeping the meat moist. Dove are a rather small upland game bird and the way our family loves them cooked is in a foil packet on the barbecue. The foil […]
We believe that hunting is the best way to harvest meat, better even than growing your own animals. Every fall we hunt for deer and fill the freezer with enough meat to last for a whole year. Here is a picture tutorial of how we process our deer on the homestead.
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 […]
“I think we should raise pheasants,” my husband said. It sounded like a great idea. I mean, we’d raised chickens for several years, how different could pheasants be? I’m willing to try anything once. Boy, did I get schooled…