Often when things quiet down for a minute on the homestead, we take on a new challenge. This usually happens in late winter, when we have had enough of the snow. We just want to stay by the wood stove drinking coffee all day. A few years back we decided to try our hand at … Continue reading Making the Perfect Italian Sausage
One of the most important buildings on any homestead is the chicken coop. On our homestead we eat eggs every morning. Pound for pound the chicken coop is the undisputed champion of providing meals. Our coop is located where we can see it from our back door. So when it came time to build it … Continue reading Building a chicken coop, the cornerstone of your homestead
The most popular dish at any hunting camp is always Venison Chili. In fact, I would bet that this is the way most people have tried venison for the first time. I suppose venison chili is like the ultimate first impression, get it right and you have a venison lover, get it wrong and a … Continue reading Venison Chili The First Kiss of Wild Game
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 after … Continue reading Raising Meat Chickens, you will never go back to store-bought again!
We have all been there. Walking through your local feed store and placed strategically in the center are troughs full of chicks and ducks. They are all peeping away and oh so cute. Who hasn’t looked down at them and wanted to bring a few home? One day on the way home from work, I … Continue reading Raising Ducks in a Chicken’s World