Did you know that the “whole” milk you buy at the store isn’t actually whole?? Whole milk is actually about 3-4% milk fat, as opposed to it’s modern sisters 2%, and skim (gag!). So when we started purchasing our raw milk straight from a small family dairy (they have 2 jersey cows in milk!) – we were getting not only “whole”… Keep Reading
Kids and gardening don’t always mix. At least not around here. My littles don’t have the patience for planting our main garden with me (nor I with them sometimes!), and when it comes time to harvest…well, let’s just say they are over eager!! But I still feel it’s important that they share in the wonder of gardening – even… Keep Reading
I love spring! I love the sunshine and the new life. And I love that I can get back into my garden! We planted our spring garden a couple of weeks ago and we’ve got sprouts galore! But along with it we have bugs. Grrr.
I am such a rebel. I finally found a good local source of grassfed raw milk! Which is illegal in my state….boo! So I’m a rebel, and we purchase two gallons of it a week. I make no apologies. It’s been glorious. Ever since we found this gem of a family farm, we haven’t been able to get enough of this… Keep Reading
I was trying to think of my favorite season the other day. I’m hard pressed to choose (with the exception of winter, which has no redeeming qualities at all. ehem.) But life on a homestead really connects you with the rhythm of the seasons and the last couple of days I can feel Spring coming, and for now, it’s my… Keep Reading
It’s been a quiet and slow winter here on the homestead and the blog. But I have had one project in the works that I’ve been keeping under wraps until now… Yep, that’s right. That’s not extra Christmas cookies….We’ll be welcoming a brand new little farmhand in 2015!
Nothing gets me quite as happy as playing in my garden. Even in the winter! Last week we did some serious garden prep work. We layered all kinds of things on our garden bed so that it can work it’s magic over the next 4-5 months before spring.
We don’t like fake stuff around here. Fake food is definitely a no-no. And the same goes for our Christmas trees. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had an artificial Christmas tree before, but when we moved we decided not to bring it with us.
Baking bread, collecting eggs and acorns, singing songs and painting faces… What’s it all got in common? It’s what a homeschooling day looks like in our house!
Step aside pumpkin pie… Pumpkin butter is here. You MUST try this. The end. Just kidding! But seriously though, have you ever tried pumpkin butter before? I’ll be honest, before last year I had never heard of it. Which is just a terrible travesty. Because pumpkin butter is simply autumn in a jar straight from heaven. Not even exaggerating.