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
Years ago we were gifted several heads of delicious garlic by our dear friend. She was even kind enough to give us lots of tips on growing it. Those few heads have now become over 100 heads per year. Besides selling garlic we were looking for a use for all of our extra heads. We … Continue reading Make Your Own Garlic Powder
When we decided to raise our own turkeys it seemed like something we should have been doing already. Thoughts of a huge Thanksgiving dinner complete with our own bird ran through our minds. We had several years of knowledge with other types of poultry, so we dove right in. Once we started our research, we … Continue reading Raising Your Own Thanksgiving Dinner
There are few foods more polarizing than sauerkraut. Some people love it and some people hate it. It is no different here on the homestead. One year we had an abundance of cabbage, and wanted to preserve it. When the subject of making our own kraut arose it was met with mixed emotions. I believe … Continue reading Making Sauerkraut Simple Deliciousness
Why would freezing kale for the winter be a test of a marriage? Let us explain…. We live in the Northeast and our winters can be very long, and for an anxious gardener, it can be tough mentally. So as soon as possible, we like to get our hands dirty and get our cold weather … Continue reading Freezing Kale, The Test of a Marriage
Many years ago on Father’s day, I received one very special gift. It was a gift that would keep on giving. No it wasn’t a membership in the “jelly of the month club”, it was a small Columbia hop plant. I had brewed beer for years and always fantasized about growing my own hops. I … Continue reading The Best Father’s Day Gift Ever, Hops!!
So many times on the homestead projects are born from necessity. When we want to plant a new crop, or raise a new animal, there is always an investment to make. Sometimes its as simple as a trellis for beans, other times its an 8’x8′ turkey coop. This project was born several months ago when … Continue reading Building a Turkey Coop