Category Archives: Uncategorized

Instant Pot Laying Hens

I was late to the Instant Pot party, but once I joined, I quickly became a True Believer. Once of the best reasons for a homesteader to have an Instant Pot is to make the meat from old laying hens … Continue reading

Posted in Main Dishes, Pastured Poultry, Projects, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Joys of Making Hens Spit

If you’ve ever had backyard chickens, then you may have had the joy of discovering that hens like eggs.  You’d think that they’d be all super-protective of them, given that (if they’re fertilized), they’re potentially offspring.  Sure, when hens are … Continue reading

Posted in Pastured Poultry, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

We Took To The Woods

Thanks to the generosity of my husband’s sister’s family, we luxuriated for the better part of the week in my native habitat… the woods! Straaange creatures live there.  Beware. Of course, I brought some strange wildlife along.  They fit right … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Homegrown Breakfast

Everything on the plate is from our homestead, and with the exception of the cheese, was brought into the house from the farm this morning! Scrambled eggs, pot cheese, green beans, cherry tomatoes, snow peas and raspberries. The joys of … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

…And So It Begins.

I better start taking bigger bins out to the garden.

Posted in Gardening, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Butter

Ahhhh, butter.  It’s not that hard to make, but it’s seemed like a near-impossibility until just recently.  Several things had to fall into place, the main one having access to a cream separator. My lovely neighbors purchased one, though, so … Continue reading

Posted in Cheese and Dairy, Comfort Food, Cows, Eat Local, Projects, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Farm to Table: Lunch

I am entirely too proud of this meal.  The lettuce and strawberries are from my garden.  The cherries were given to me by a piano student, who harvested them from her family’s trees.  I made the cheese on the salad, … Continue reading

Posted in Cheese and Dairy, Eat Local, Gardening, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment