canning, cooking, corn, farming, gardening, harvesting, homemade, homesteading

Harvest Season, “it’s not what you have to do, it’s what you get to do”

  This blog has been a long time coming. I have been wanting to get a new blog out for our loyal, as well as new, followers, but our fellow homesteaders will agree that finding the time between August and October is nearly impossible because……It’s Harvest Season! My husband recently shared a post with me… Continue reading Harvest Season, “it’s not what you have to do, it’s what you get to do”

cooking, cooking venison, cooking wild game, homemade, homesteading, recipes

How to Make Corned Venison Move Over Corned Beef

Every Year when St. Patrick's Day rolls around everyone thinks of corned beef, but here on the homestead we do it a little different.  We make corned venison and it has now become sort of a tradition, which we love.  We have no illusion that this is some sort of  long lost traditional Irish meal.… Continue reading How to Make Corned Venison Move Over Corned Beef

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carpentry, farming, gardening, homesteading, low tunnel

How To Build a Low Tunnel and Save Your Sanity

Our homestead is located in upstate New York, where the winter can drag on.  By the time mid-March rolls around, we are getting the urge to start gardening.  Like most people, we start seeds under grow lights.  Seeing the seedlings emerge is wonderful, but it still does not allow us to get our hands in… Continue reading How To Build a Low Tunnel and Save Your Sanity

cooking, gardening, homesteading

Making Crushed Red Pepper, just like when life gives you lemons…

We have all heard the saying " when life gives you lemons make lemonade ".  Well Last growing season life gave us peppers, lots of them.  We had so many peppers in fact that we couldn't really keep up.  Every night we were cutting up bell and jalapeno peppers and freezing them.  We were also… Continue reading Making Crushed Red Pepper, just like when life gives you lemons…

ham hock, ham shank, ham soup, homesteading, soup recipe

Ham shank and bean homestead soup

Many nights on the homestead, our dinner comes entirely out of the garden and freezer.  This year, we were blessed to have added pigs to the homestead, and this has allowed us to eat a home grown meal more often.  Everyone enjoys bacon, ribs and pork chops,  but when you have a hog butchered there… Continue reading Ham shank and bean homestead soup