Have you ever wondered why it is that we are drawn to the pantry and what it is that makes a pantry so intriguing? We recently had a generational “pantry event” in our family – so to speak. It was really awakening as to the depth of pantry stocking and just what a home-canner means […]
Sprouts are a quick and easy way to provide the family with fresh veg all year long regardless of where you live. They’re pure, fresh, and nutrient-rich food that can be produced easily whether you’re 3 or 103. I like to use the jar method because I already have a bunch of mason jars handy, […]
Chickens are often the first livestock to be added to a homestead and have been laughingly referred to as the gateway livestock. However the benefits of adding a flock of chickens to your backyard, homestead, or beginning farm, are no laughing matter. Chickens bring some serious good ju-ju with them and open the door to […]
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 […]
Have you ever been asked if you barter for goods or services? There are a couple ways to view it, and a large part of it is just your mindset. Certain circumstances render a “pay it forward” scenario rather than a bartering one. Here is an example and benefit of that different mindset.
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 […]