carpentry, farming, gardening, homesteading, low tunnel

How To Build a Low Tunnel and Save Your Sanity

Our homestead is located in upstate New York, where the winter can drag on.  By the time mid-March rolls around, we are getting the urge to start gardening.  Like most people, we start seeds under grow lights.  Seeing the seedlings emerge is wonderful, but it still does not allow us to get our hands in… Continue reading How To Build a Low Tunnel and Save Your Sanity

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cooking, homemade, homesteading, recipes, tostones

How To Make Tostones

If there is one thing that life on the homestead revolves around, it is food.  We are always trying to grow more of it and we love to cook it.  As hard as we try, there are always foods we enjoy that we can't grow on the homestead.  Every once in a while we treat… Continue reading How To Make Tostones

cooking, cooking venison, cooking wild game, homemade, homesteading, sausage, venison

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… Continue reading These Are Not Your Mama’s Venison Meatballs

carpentry, gardening, homesteading, wood working

How To Build a Greenhouse Bench For Under 20 Dollars

On our homestead, we are always looking for ways to save time and money. This project did both.  Last fall I received the best gift a gardener could ever hope for, a green house.  It was a 6'x8' un-heated greenhouse from Harbor Freight.  Before the snow began to fly, we built a base and assembled… Continue reading How To Build a Greenhouse Bench For Under 20 Dollars

cooking, fishing, homemade, homesteading

How to make fishcakes and memories

If you have read our blog before, you know that we love to start new traditions.  Several years ago my sons and I started one of my favorite traditions.  Every year during the ice fishing season we try to catch enough fish to feed us through all of the Fridays during Lent.  We don't eat… Continue reading How to make fishcakes and memories