These Are Not Your Mama’s Venison Meatballs

There are a many ways to prepare ground venison.  Ground venison is very flexible and by adding a few spices you can really change its flavor profile.  One of our favorite ground venison dishes is venison meatballs.  Over the years, this recipe has evolved.  In the beginning, we treated the meat as if it were beef, but it still tasted

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Pumpkin Soup, How to Make Great Use of Those Leftover Pumpkins

Originally posted on two branches homestead:
It’s that time of year when we realize that we have a lot of un-used pumpkins laying around. Halloween has passed and with Thanksgiving upon us, it will be the last time we see pumpkins in season until next fall. A few years ago, I started making pumpkin pie with our home grown pumpkins.…

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Raising Meat Chickens, you will never go back to store-bought again!

Originally posted on two branches homestead:
If raising chickens for eggs is the gateway to homesteading,  then raising them for meat is stepping through that gate with both rubber boots.  Once you have raised your own meat, and see the difference from what you buy in the store, you will never go back.  We finally decided to raise meat birds…

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The Key To Homesteading Success is Closer Than You Think

Originally posted on two branches homestead:
When we think of homesteading, our thoughts often turn to chickens, pigs and huge gardens full of vegetables. But there is one main ingredient that is always overlooked. The most productive and important things on the homestead are the people.  Your homestead is always limited by how much work you and your family is willing…

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