It’s not a myth. Chickens being the gateway livestock is the truth. Hear how it all began for me and share your story in the comments below. As homesteaders, we’re a crazy bunch, but at least we have each other. Helpful Links The Big List of Chicken-Safe Plants A New Chicken Coop: What to Ask Santa For Let Your… Read More
I’m going to be real with you. I *wanted* to create a super professional trailer for my Homestead Thursdays series (starting this Thursday on our Facebook Page, live at noon EST). That didn’t pan out. My husband felt he could do it better. Check out his trailer and hang on until the end to see *why* I was having so… Read More
If this is your first time going through the process of breeding and kidding with your goats, this guide will take you from start to finish. Be sure to check out our new calculator in part one which will calculate your Nigerian Dwarf’s kidding date. See Part 1: Getting Your Goat Bred, Estimating Due Date & Early Gestation Care Late… Read More
♫ It’s the most wonderful time of the year. ♪ Kidding time! For many goat owners, they don’t know exactly what to expect when their goat is expecting. We’re going to quickly start at hey, I think I’m ready to get my doe bred and end with the big day. This is not an intensive, detailed, blow-by-blow post but I… Read More
Do you have friends that just stopped by unexpectedly? Did you forget you promised to bring a dessert to tonight’s potluck? Are you scrambling on Google to find a quick and easy dessert recipe you can whip up in under an hour? If you’ve ended up here, you’ve found salvation. I’ve got twenty-two dessert recipes for you that are… Read More
1 to 1. That’s the average ratio of fruit to sugar in most jam recipes (commercial and homemade). I’m not going to lie, your standard jar of sugary homemade jam tastes divine, but do we really need to be starting our day with that much sugar? Is that really much better than handing my kids a donut for breakfast?… Read More
This is the gardening film that transformed the way I thought about gardening. It takes all the things I love (permaculture principles, organic solutions, working smarter and not harder) and it combines it into something magical. You can learn about my experiences with weeding and fertilizing of my Back to Eden garden. I’ve even started using this method in my… Read More
My dear friend Angi from SchneiderPeeps sent me a box full of beautiful of Meyer lemons for Christmas. Obviously we had to make some lemonade (don’t worry, I’m sharing that recipe as well), and there will be sweets, but my daughter and I really wanted to use lemons in a savory dinner. I had made this recipe with regular lemons and cream, but with the sweetness of Meyer lemons that you don’t get in regular lemons, I wanted to try it omitting the cream. So my daughter and I donned our aprons and headed to the kitchen on a mission.
Mouthwatering lemon linguine will be a hit in your household, I’m sure. Meyer lemons makes this dish zesty without being sour, despite not having cream. It’s quick and easy for those busy nights where you’re short on time. If you want the play-by-play for this recipe, you can see it here. Don’t forget to yum this recipe! Yum
Do you have a bunch of squash on hand? Freeze it for later! Freezing spaghetti squash is super easy and takes less than an hour from start to finish. It’s a great way to save your favorite gourd for winter. After you learn how to freeze spaghetti squash, be sure to scroll down to the bottom for some excellent recipe ideas.