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Our Homestead Thanksgiving, also known as “Satsgiving”

We have certainly all heard of Thanksgiving, and even “Friendsgiving”, but let me introduce you to “Satsgiving”. I can’t really tell you exactly when Satsgiving started, but I can tell you that it all started from a love of food and cooking, even at an early age. I was fortunate enough to have grown up… Continue reading Our Homestead Thanksgiving, also known as “Satsgiving”

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Sausage and Kale Stuffed Venison

time to take advantage of your harvest and make something delicious

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At any given time, if you ask us what is in our freezer right now, we can give you a pretty accurate inventory. For those of you who live a similar lifestyle to us, you understand that it is essential to know what you have, what you are running out of, what needs to be used ASAP, and what you might need.

That being said, we have to figure out daily, the answer to “what’s for dinner?”, in a different way. Today while thinking of what was in the freezer, we decided it would be a venison night (we eat venison at least once a week, if not more). Then comes the inventory….what else do we have to make a simple venison roast spectacular and how are we going to prepare it?

The answer came in the form of a Sausage and Kale Stuffed Venison with an Onion Dijon Mustard…

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The Key To Homesteading Success is Closer Than You Think

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 and… Continue reading The Key To Homesteading Success is Closer Than You Think

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Homemade Antipasto Pizza for Game day

perfect for a friday night

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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 front of a t.v.,  but once the sun sets we do enjoy watching football and most of all eating.  We really love to have home made pizza.  This week we came up with a great twist, by combining two of our favorites, pizza and antipasto.  One of the most important ingredients in our pizza is the sauce.  It is made from canned tomatoes from the garden.

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We simmer them down the day before and add oregano, basil, fresh garlic, and crushed red pepper.  There is nothing as good as chunky homemade homegrown sauce.  The next…

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Beginning Homesteading Its All About The Birds

When we first moved to our first and only home 23 years ago the first thing we did was plant a garden. We always loved to grow things and as time went by the garden expanded, but something was still missing.  One day while visiting a friend, we realized what was missing.  He had a… Continue reading Beginning Homesteading Its All About The Birds