Monthly Archives: December 2014

Fermented Pickles

Pickles… oh how I love to eat them, especially around the holidays. A plate full of a little cheese ball with crackers, veggies with dip, and summer sausage with pepper jack cheese just isn’t complete without a crunchy, sour pickle … Continue reading

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Twas the Day Before Christmas at our Homestead

Twas the day before Christmas at our little homestead all the creatures were stirring, including plenty of mice. The stockings were crafted for each of the pets, and hung on the wall with extra special care, in anticipation that St. … Continue reading

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First Snow of the Season

Whenever I hear there is snow in the forecast, I always cringe. It’s not that I particularly dislike snow; it’s more the inconvenience of it that I dislike. Chores always take longer and it’s more difficult to take care of … Continue reading

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Eating Real Food…Where to Begin?

With all the different diets and opinions on what makes the perfect diet, it’s really hard to figure out what a person really should eat. Are eggs good for you or not? What about fat, is it good or bad? … Continue reading

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Why we Choose to Homestead

The desire to homestead… raise our own animals, grow our own food, become more self-sufficient… why? Well… for us it was the need to have a healthier lifestyle. I feel having good health is the most important thing you can … Continue reading

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Figuring Out Just How Much…

Pork, it’s what’s for dinner… and breakfast… and supper… and snacks… yeah, we’re going to be eating pork for a while. Today I picked up our pig from the butcher and spent a few hours rearranging and organizing the freezer. … Continue reading

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