Several months back we processed our meat chickens with some friends! It was a great day and I'm so grateful for our friend Starla! She showed everyone the ropes (it had been over 10 years since the last time we had processed)! Eli had to work, so he was able to only help … [Read more...] about Chicken Processing Day
It's funny how things work out sometimes... We believed that Hazel was bred and would be due to kid for her first time in April, Easter weekend actually. As time neared, we recognized there were no changes in her udder and that in fact she was not bred after all. It totally … [Read more...] about New Faces on the Farm
SURPRISE!!! We knew it was going to be soon, but we weren't ready for these little fluff balls to be coming home last night! We had built a brooder and had the heat mat, but picking up chick feed and shavings were going to be done THIS morning... WRONG! Haha... you gotta … [Read more...] about SURPRISE!
Water Glassing Eggs... have you ever heard of this? It's an old fashioned way that is still very handy to use in our modern homesteads! It's not pickling or boiling, the process is taking fresh eggs and preserving them in a lime/water solution and making them shelf … [Read more...] about Water Glassing Eggs!
There has been so much going on around the homestead in these last few weeks. The garden is producing a bounty and we are so very grateful for those blessings!I've been canning and dehydrating and freezing up a storm!The noodle beans are starting to come … [Read more...] about Garden bounty and a quick pickle recipe