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
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
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Every year when I look through the seed catalogs, I always come across a picture that grabs my attention. A picture of a vegetable taken at peak ripeness and in perfect light. Last year was no exception, and it was Baker Creek’s catalog cover that drew me in. It’s… Continue reading Glass gem corn happiness and beauty
For years we grew cabbage and other greens in our garden, but we always ended up with the same result. All of our cabbage and greens would be riddled with worm holes. It was always so disappointing to remove the outer leaves of a cabbage to find it full of holes, or pick a bunch … Continue reading Planting onions to save your greens and cabbage
The term “farm to table” is another one of those terms, in our opinion, that is way over used and frankly, not even used properly. If we were to define our way of homesteading, we would say that the term, “farm to table” applies. On our homestead, we have ducks and chickens. (Our ducks were … Continue reading Maple Bourbon Smoked Duck, what “farm to table” means to us
If you have read our blog before, you know that we love to start new traditions. Several years ago my sons and I started one of my favorite traditions. Every year during the ice fishing season we try to catch enough fish to feed us through all of the Fridays during Lent. We don’t eat … Continue reading How to make fishcakes and memories
If raising chickens for eggs is the gateway to homesteading, then raising them for meat is stepping through that gate with both rubber boots. Once you have raised your own meat, and see the difference from what you buy in the store, you will never go back. We finally decided to raise meat birds after … Continue reading Raising Meat Chickens, you will never go back to store-bought again!