When the winter starts to seem like it will never end, and it's a little too early to start your seeds, we often search for new skills to learn. It is a great time to focus on a new adventure without all of the distractions of other times of year. Last winter while digging deep… Continue reading Soap Making, our cure for winter boredom
When we think of homesteading, we often think of hard work and the simple pleasures. Two essential ingredients in our homestead are coffee and beer. One gets the day going and the other pushes you to get to the finish line. The thought of an ice cold beer as a reward will get you through… Continue reading Homesteading Fuel
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!!