Homesteading

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Retail therapy is something I have never had a need for.  In fact, shopping stresses me out more! Now dirt therapy?  That’s my kind of day! Weeding the garden after a good soaking rain is something I thoroughly enjoy.  Having my little tom-boy and our hens right along side me makes it even better.  

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For all of you curious minds who ask just how I do it, here you are: From start to finish, including taking time out to feed the cooked wheat germ to the chickens and to bake and clean a couple of butternut squash, this project took 3 hours.  For 7 loaves of bread, perogies for

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If you are anything like me, you are still trying to use up the numerous bags in the freezer of shredded zucchini from the last couple of seasons.  If not, you can just buy a couple and still make this amazing dessert!  By request, here is one of our favorite recipes. Zucchini Bars 2 cups

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Last weekend Mark did some work with the bees.  Then he got stung, again.  I lost count of how many times this makes long ago.  The swelling seems to get a bit worse each time. Local people:  We have several 8 oz bears for sale still.  $4.00 each for local raw honey.  Contact me asap

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I’m still perfecting my bread making skills but I am thrilled with my new toys.  I bit the bullet and invested in a BOSCH Kitchen Machine and a Nutrimill.  It takes about 5 minutes to mill the flour in the Nutrimill before I set to work with the bread.  The recipe I am currently using

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I have been thinking lately of some of the little helpful tips that save me time and sanity in the kitchen.  I want to share them in case they will come in handy for some of my readers as well. 1.  Stop water from boiling over:  When boiling noodles, potatoes or whatever, place a wooden

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What a weekend!  We had so much fun and got so many things accomplished but I am really bummed to not have my camera to save the memories!  I did order a new one that will hopefully arrive this week but it can’t get here soon enough. Here are some pictureless highlights from our last

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Meet Rhoda, and Rhoda.  Yes, the kids named them both the same, which is great because you can’t really tell a difference.           We recently acquired these 2 lovely ladies(Rhode Island Reds) from my sister and brother-in-law.  They were not getting along well with the rest of their flock so they

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This has by far been the busiest and perhaps craziest 2 weeks we have experienced in a very long time.  Everything is great, we are just juggling so many things right now that keeping them all in the air means letting a few other things GO.  After Sunday things should slow down and I’ll be

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Although not all things I had hoped would happen this year will be, we have plenty of things that are.  Here’s what’s happening on our homestead this spring:          –Signs of spring are everywhere!  Crocuses have bloomed, daffodils are looking wonderful, hostas are poking their heads up. –Bees are buzzing and the hive