Author Archives: dep31

About dep31

I am a farm-raised homeschooling mom. I take great joy in making nutritious food that inspires people to take seconds. Thirds, anyone? We are a God-fearing, Christ worshiping family that enjoys good friends and good eats. If the kitchen is clean and the living room carpet is visible, then that's a nice bonus.

Little Laundry Projects

It’s often the little details that take me forever to accomplish, but I feel so much better when I do get around to them. Today I took a half hour to do two tasks that have been needing to be … Continue reading

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Goat Bone Broth

One of the final steps for us in the butchering process is making bone broth. All the bones and scraps that aren’t worth grinding or chopping up for stew meat get made into broth. I start by roasting everything, plus … Continue reading

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Butchering Day

An absolutely crazy amount of work got done here today (Saturday evening). Between us, the butcher, and some friends (I’m not saying who!), we managed to get the entire herd sent off to freezer camp minus the steer that isn’t … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Blast Radius

Sometimes, the enormity of kitchen disasters requires an entirely different vocabulary than the terms generally used in the domestic arts. These occasions are, thankfully, rare… but when one is raising boys, then one has signed up for the occasional unmitigated … Continue reading

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I should have planted more lettuce

I ate my second salad from my greenhouse today. When I planted these lettuce plants, I remembered what happened last Spring when I planted lettuce in the garden; it grew like crazy and I had lettuce coming out my ears. … Continue reading

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Greenhouse Experiment: The Building

I decided to try growing a few things in a greenhouse this winter. My goal is to be able to provide our lettuce, herbs and radishes fresh through the winter, and to be able to start seeds for next year’s … Continue reading

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Freaky Clouds

Usually, when the sun breaks through the clouds here, it puts in me in mind of paintings depicting the return of Christ. This being 2020, I guess it’s also the year for cloud demons. Precisely what I want to find … Continue reading

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Dried Marshmallows

I am experimenting again; this time with drying marshmallows. Since the most tasty part of a lot of cereals are the dried marshmallows (think Lucky Charms), I decided to make some and add them to my homemade granola. Just for … Continue reading

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Apricot Jam and Chocolate Rolls

I’ve been on a filled roll kick the last week, partially to use up leftover, and partially because the weather got cold. Last week, I tried making cinnamon rolls, but instead of cinnamon and caramel filling, I rousted all of … Continue reading

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Ham and Cheese Rolls

These are all the new rage at my house. A friend gifted me a ham (Thank you!) and I had homemade shredded cheddar and a pint of homemade garlic & herb chèvre sitting in the fridge staring at me, so … Continue reading

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