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January 17, 2019 | Chickens | homestead backyard chickens free-range chickens

Learning to Grow

Building a homestead doesn't happen overnight. It is a process made up of lots of small steps. This week, we took a step towards having free range chickens. We bought a fence.

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  • January 02, 2019 | Personal Growth
    homestead goals

    Grow in 2019

    "A dream written down with a DATE becomes a goal. A goal broken down into STEPS becomes a plan. A plan backed by ACTION makes your dreams come true." Greg S. Reid

  • December 28, 2018 | Kitchen
    cooking cooking basics

    How to Peel a Pomegranate

    Pomegranate is one of my family's favorite winter treats. They can be a challenge to get to their delicious seeds, but it doesn't have to be. Here's a simple method to peel this funky fruit.

  • December 13, 2018 | Kitchen
    fermented food cooking basics sauerkraut

    How to make Sauerkraut

    Sauerkraut is one of my favorite condiments and also happens to be incredibly easy to make. All you need is cabbage, salt, and time. Follow along as I show you how I make sauerkraut at home.

  • November 12, 2018 | Garden
    dahlia tubers garden homestead

    Winter Garden Prep - Dahlias

    If I had to choose my favorite flower, it would be Dahlias. Their range of color, form, and size, combined with how well they thrive in this area made it an obvious choice for our perennial flower garden. This year I decided to dig, divide, and store my tubers so I can expand next year's cut flower garden.

  • October 30, 2018 | Recipe
    soup weeknight meals pasta

    Tortellini & Tomato Soup

    It's a busy weeknight and you need dinner on the table fast. Here's a deliciously simple soup my family loves.

  • September 30, 2018 | Garden
    garden plant swap community share plants

    How to Host a Plant Swap

    Gardens grow. Plants need to be divided to stay healthy. Instead of tossing those plants in the compost, consider hosting a plant swap. Keep reading to hear how I run mine.

  • September 19, 2018 | Recipe
    beef sous vide

    Short Ribs in 72 Hours

    I love red meat but have always had a hard time eating it. So when I do eat, it is no grocery store, clearance steak. No. We wet age, dry age, or sous vide locally sourced beef. The 72-hour short rib is a family favorite, this is how we do it.

  • September 11, 2018 | Recipe
    baking sourdough

    Banana Sourdough Muffins

    I found myself in the kitchen with extra sourdough starter and three overripe bananas and decided muffins were in order. Here's my recipe.

  • September 06, 2018 | Chickens

    Our Hen what?

    Buying day old chicks means rolling the dice. Will you get a batch of all hens or will someone surprise you? Well, thirteen chickens into our journey and one decided to crow. Should he stay or should he go?

  • August 20, 2018 | Garden

    Coleus Care and Propagation

    Coleus can be a gardener's best friend. This article will go over a bit of basic plant information, as well as a step by step guide on how to propagate coleus in water.

  • August 14, 2018 | Kitchen

    How to Freeze Peaches

    It's peach season! Want to capture that sweet summer flavor and savor it for winter? Today I'm sharing how I prepare peaches for the freezer.

  • July 17, 2018 | Kitchen

    Diving into Kombuch

    We started brewing Kombucha at home in June. Curious how we got here? Read on!

  • July 10, 2018 | Garden

    Summer Garden Inventory

    If you are a growing a garden on your homestead or wanting to start one for next year, there is an essential task for you to do right now. It's time to take an inventory of your garden landscape.

  • July 03, 2018 | Chickens

    Chicken Saddle

    We've had some drama amongst our hens and I got creative to solve the pecking order problem.

  • June 19, 2018 | Kitchen

    How to make Calendula Salve

    Learn how to turn pretty little Calendula flowers into a soothing and healing salve.

  • June 12, 2018 | Kitchen

    FREE Soup Stock Recipe

    The best soups start with delicious stock. Learn how I make large batches for free.

  • June 04, 2018 | Garden
    garden hydrangea

    How to Propagate Hydrangea

    Save money in your gardening budget by rooting new plants from cuttings.

  • May 21, 2018 | Garden

    Salad Garden

    Growing a salad is satisfying, simple and delicious.

  • May 17, 2018 | Recipe
    baking dessert pie

    Rhubarb Blueberry Pie

    I have already picked some from my patch, and my blueberry bushes are covered with blooms. So in honor of the flavors of the seasons, I give you this Blueberry Rhubarb Pie!