bee keeping, bees, homestead fail, homesteading

Homestead failure is not always what it seems

There is one unavoidable fact on the homestead.  You are going to fail.  Failure is not something we think about much or even plan for, but it still happens.  Three years ago we started beekeeping.  We knew that winters were hard here so we built our hives out of 2x4 pine in an effort to… Continue reading Homestead failure is not always what it seems

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firewood, Home Brewing, home made beer, homemade wine, homesteading, vineyard, winemaking

Homesteading Fuel

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

cooking, homemade, homesteading, leftover turkey ideas, meat chickens, raising turkeys, recipes, soup recipe, turkeys

Home Made Turkey Stock, how to make your own liquid gold

When we made the decision a few years ago to try and raise and grow all of our own food on our precious little homestead, we never knew how much we would take pride in using every little bit of every fruit, vegetable and even animal. If you follow us regularly, you know that this… Continue reading Home Made Turkey Stock, how to make your own liquid gold

firewood, Homestead Rescue, homesteading, Wood heat

Wood Heat, You Will Never Go Back To Oil

Yes folks, it's that time of year.  The weather outside is frightful, the days are short, and the wood stove is cranking.  Looking through a frosty window pane, we stare out at our garden covered in snow, and think about how nice it is to be warm. Only fellow homesteaders know that winter time is… Continue reading Wood Heat, You Will Never Go Back To Oil

health, homesteading, hunting, netflix

Cancel Your Netflix Subscription and Make Your Own Memories

When we ring in the new year we often make resolutions.  Well my resolution this year is less screen time and more sun and wind on my face.  We are located in upstate New York, and getting outside at this time of year can be a breath taking experience and a quick cure to "cabin… Continue reading Cancel Your Netflix Subscription and Make Your Own Memories