canning, cooking, garlic, harvesting, homemade, homesteading, leftover turkey ideas, meat chickens, planting, soap making

Rainy Day Pursuits

We have all been there.  We have big plans for the weekend, and have spent the entire week looking forward to it.  Early in the week, we see a few raindrops for Saturday in the forecast, but we are still hopeful. The chance of rain percentage goes from 30 to 90, and by Friday they… Continue reading Rainy Day Pursuits

bee keeping, bees, homesteading, honey

Our Amazing Bees

After you have grown all of your own veggies, and after you have mastered raising chickens, your next challenge will almost certainly be beekeeping.  Maybe it's the homesteading magazines that push us toward this very zen pursuit.  Maybe it's the endless internet articles about the bees decline.  Or maybe we just love honey.  Whatever the… Continue reading Our Amazing Bees

farming, gardening, growing onions, homesteading, onions

Ditch Your Sets For Huge Onions

Change is never an easy thing.  There are so many unknowns, and sometimes changing can feel like giving up.  It is important when growing things to experiment and learn.  Whether it be moving a crop to a new location, or changing soil additions we are always experimenting on the homestead.  Sometimes we try a new… Continue reading Ditch Your Sets For Huge Onions

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

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