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Adventures in Lacto-Fermentation

Years ago I learned about the health benefits of lacto-fermentation. For a time I had raw milk kefir grains going- lovely as a breakfast smoothie. Then it was kombucha- refreshing beverage. Then I tried my hand at sauerkraut- only to end up with something pink (that shouldn’t be pink!), and was too hesitant to try [...]

We Love Eggs

We love, Love, Love fresh eggs. Scrambled, fried, soufflé-ed. Any way you fix ‘em, we’ll eat ‘em. One of our favorite ways is in a frittata, which is a kind of oven-baked omelet along with all sorts of goodies. And it’s a great way to use them when the hens are in full production and [...]

Homestead Tools – the ultimate solar appliance!

We’re starting a new blog theme called “Homestead Tools”. This is where we will periodically share with you the tools that are must-haves on our off-grid homestead. To kick it off, we introduce the All American Sun Oven, considered the ultimate solar appliance with good reason! Those who know me know that I am a [...]

See the New Little Lambs!

The new Shetland lambs arrived during April! Here are just some of them (we have a lot this year!). Aren’t they cute?!   Most of them are Black (shown on the left with his black mother Hollyhock) or Moorit (which is various shades of brown) and a couple will lighten to Musket (cream or very [...]

New Docu-series

There is a groundbreaking new docu-series from Ty Bollinger coming out April 12th. For its world premiere you can watch all 7 parts Free! Just click on this link to register today. https://go.thetruthaboutvaccines.com?ref=0a702487-a5a7-4e54-aae7-41604f058f96 Watch it for the sake of the children in your life.

What Off-Grid Means to Us

Off-grid… off-the-grid are terms heard and read frequently these days. What is a grid? What does living off-grid mean? And why do it in the first place?   Being off-grid is by no means a new concept, although it is fairly new in the consciousness of most in these days of mass media. Think about [...]

Brahma Flock Update

The new flock of Brahma chickens is doing marvelous. We really, really, really (did I say really?) like the breed!!! So far we are quite impressed.   They started laying the end of January, albeit only one hen to begin with, but it’s still earlier than the other breeds. One month later they are laying [...]

Goat Kids Arrived!

Our dairy goats Cedar and Brie had their kids! They are tons of fun to watch romp around.   We are going to keep Cedar’s beautiful Chamoise buckling and wether him. He will be a companion for our herd buck Pepe when he is away from the girls. And I think it would be neat [...]

Month in Pictures- July 2016

Oregon Grape   new dark Brahma chicks!     irresistible tummies!

Month in Pictures- June 2016

Yarrow New puppies arrived on the 19th!