cooking, homemade pizza, pizza, Uncategorized

Homemade Antipasto Pizza for Game day

Homemade Pizza Aside from the kneeling,  the concussion protocol, and all around poor officiating,  there are still a few things we love about game day.  Around here game day usually doesn't start until dark.  There is always a lot to do here and we would prefer to be outside on a Sunday instead of in… Continue reading Homemade Antipasto Pizza for Game day

homesteading, maple syrup, Uncategorized

Spring is in the air and we are tapping

Nothing makes me happier than tapping maple trees.  It is always a sign that warmer weather is on the horizon.  It may not be for another month, but you know its coming.  The days are getting longer, and the sun feels just a little warmer.  Usually we tap trees in early February.  However, in the… Continue reading Spring is in the air and we are tapping

firewood, homesteading, Uncategorized

Firewood the story of the Holzhaufen

  Years ago when I was a kid, my parents installed a wood stove in our house.  We always had a fireplace but this was just a bit different. For one, it actually heated the house.  I'm sure it offset our heating bill in some way, but I was too young to care about that. … Continue reading Firewood the story of the Holzhaufen

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Backyard chickens and fresh eggs

For as long as I can remember we grew a garden.  Over the years the garden grew and grew.  We now garden over 4000 square feet of land.  But we never really had a homestead until the day we decided to add chickens to our property.   They say that chickens are a gateway animal and… Continue reading Backyard chickens and fresh eggs

bee keeping, homesteading

Keeping Honey Bees

getting started A few years ago we decided to add honey bees to our homestead.  We had noticed that they were absent from our garden and small orchard.  And after a few years of poor apple crops we decided to take matters into our own hands.  After months of research we took the plunge and… Continue reading Keeping Honey Bees