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
As our fellow homesteaders are aware, the barter system is still alive and well. We have traded many things such as pickles, vegetables and honey for many other things, including the fertilized egg that gave us Mr. Wing (remember him?). But, a new trade came about recently that was a little unconventional. Eggs and maple … Continue reading Pork Empanadas with Primo and Mary’s Black Bean and Corn Salsa