What to do with summers tomato bounty? Canning, freezing, fresh eating, selling and a hundred amazing caprese salads. And also 'Heirloom Tomato Butter.' Adapted from The Kitchn's Recipe, Heirloom Tomato Butter is a delicious and versatile compound butter that will have you enjoying the harvest long after the stars of summer are gone. Heirloom Tomato Butter Makes … Continue reading Heirloom Tomato Butter
People often ask me what it costs to maintain & feed 29 chickens, 7 ducks, 5 goats, 1 pet pig and 1 donkey. Let me show you. I am the saver between myself & my husband. He lovingly calls me 'the dragon' as I tend to be very frugal with most things. So I like … Continue reading What does it cost to feed the farm?
Do you feel a connection to your food? For some years now, even before we began this homestead life, I have tried to become much more conscious about what it took for that food to reach my plate. Be it an animal product or produce- there was a person, often many, behind the success of … Continue reading Cheap food…food for thought
Spring is here, spring is here! Who doesn't love warmer days, lush green grass and bright flowers popping up everywhere? Spring gets me motivated to spring clean and get our outdoor spaces just as inviting as the indoors. And that means flowers! Flowers in pots, flowers in the garden, and flowers from hanging buckets. Yes, … Continue reading Spring Flowers in Metal Buckets
I can't take credit for this idea- I saw it on Instagram and thought it was genius. It's a 'picture keeper' from Michaels and has individual containers so you can separate seeds by type. I'm not a great gardener by nature, so I often reference the seed packets for info. So being able find them … Continue reading Organizing Your Garden Seeds
I've been going through seed catalogs and making note of what seeds I wanted for spring planting, and placed my seed order tonight. Some of the same varieties that have done well for us, and some new varieties I'm really excited about. Like Tennessee Red Peanuts and Luffa Gourds. Also known as loofahs! In its … Continue reading Super Duper Seed Swap 2017
I haven't been very good about updating the blog. Between our Facebook page, Instagram account and this blog...I wonder if it's overkill. I wonder if people care to hear & see it all. So the blog gets neglected. But we do have some new faces around the farm these days. Allow me to introduce you. … Continue reading New faces on the farm