If making herbal remedies is new to you, this is a great starter salve. This vapor rub goes together quickly and easily, so you can be using it just a couple hours after starting. Even faster if you put the finished product in the refrigerator to harden it up faster. Is your nose stuffy? Feeling a little phlemgy? Do your… Read More
It’s time to consider a barn cat. Or maybe a few of them. This past summer I found something horrifying in my goat shed. It was something I never expected to see. I didn’t even know this horror was possible in Maine. If you read the title of this post, you may have already guessed. I found a rat. Not… Read More
Maybe I’m putting the cart before the horse, or in this case the goats before the silvopasture, but we are looking to expand our homestead adventures by purchasing a gorgeous farm on 53 acres. The place we have our eyes on is perfect in every way. A lovely pond, an old pole barn in incredible shape, mountain views, and a… Read More
Maintaining a garden can be relaxing and fun, or it can be a colossal pain in the bum. It honestly comes down to the tools you have on hand. Having high quality garden supplies (and keeping them in good working order) will make the season a lot easier and more enjoyable. Having said that, there are a lot of garden… Read More
There is nothing quite like having a home cooked meal on the table every night, but there isn’t always a lot of time to devote to cooking. I get it. My husband works long days out of the home and I’m caring for livestock, gardens, and all the other things that make a homestead run. Time is rarely on my… Read More
How much do I love chocolate? Let me count the ways. In fact, as much as I love my various berry pies, chocolate pudding pie might be my favorite. It’s pudding in a pie crust and topped with whipped cream. What’s not to love? I’ll take you from start to finish making this pie from scratch, but you can go… Read More
Is it just me or is window washing the worst thing ever? It’s not even just the laborious task. It’s also a matter of getting the whole thing done and sitting to relax only to realize there are streaks all over the place. I swear, I put my face inches from the glass to search for streaks before moving on… Read More
Homemade fudge is a holiday staple. A good fudge melts in your mouth. The best fudge melts in your mouth and can be whipped up in five minutes or less. This is that recipe. If you’re ready to impress your friends with a unique homemade fudge, look no further. Below you will find many suggestions for things you can add… Read More
Let’s be honest, while owning a small herd of goats can be lucrative, many people aren’t raising goats to earn massive profit. In fact, most people who own and raise goats tend to choose them based on their personality or a natural affinity for the animal. However, whether you own goats because caring for them is something you enjoy doing,… Read More
Gingerbread pancakes are amazing any time of the year, but this time of year they just seem to taste even better. Made with brown sugar and molasses, these pancakes melt in your mouth. We have a tradition of doing a huge brunch on Christmas morning and these are a hit every year. Are you ready to try them?
Many of us are really beginning to question the rational of reaching for a bottle for every ache, pain, or physical problem. That’s why recipes like Feverfew Tincture for migraines and Hyssop Tea for coughs and colds are becoming increasingly popular. Herbs are becoming very common remedies for common ailments. If internal herbalism is new to you, you might be wondering… Read More
I’m here to talk to you about backyard ducks. Why? Because ducks just rock. In fact, they might be my favorite fowl (shhh, don’t tell the chickens). Let me share with you all the reasons why I think you should have backyard ducks, then I’ll give you some of my favorite tips for raising them. If you’re an absolute duck… Read More
Tomato paste is a wonderful thing to have on hand. It’s thick and rich with flavor. We use it for thickening spaghetti sauce (which can be a challenge when you make your own homemade spaghetti sauce***), enriching the flavors in stews and soups, and for adding some zing to grilled cheese sandwiches. Have you tried tomato paste on grilled cheese?… Read More
Much like a recipe is only as good as its ingredients, a garden is only as good as its seeds. Choosing seeds can be quite overwhelming. I’m hoping today’s post will make it a simpler process. I’ll cover where to get your seeds, how to choose the type you want and best of all, I’ll cover what are the jargon on the packet means.
There’s a bottle half full of raspberry cordial that was left over from the church social the other night. It’s on the second shelf of the sitting-room closet and you and Diana can have it if you like, and a cookie to eat with it along in the afternoon.” —Anne of Green Gables Is there anything more magical than the world… Read More