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I grew up in a rural community and, for the most part, have lived in this region my entire life.  The local fair, that takes place every year at Thanksgiving (Canada’s), has been a must-do for the local community.  When I was young, we had a single
It’s October 9th, and I had the morning free so I harvested the beans on the trellises. They weren’t completely ripe, let alone dry, but, the weather has been frosty and it is not warming back up. I had enough beans for a meal. Now, what to do with t
Protecting my gardens from animals and growing vertically: trellises It was the last week of July and I had brand new cattle panels to use as garden trellises. This was too late to allow plants to mature before the first predicted frosts for my area
Protecting my garden and growing vertically with hoophouses and trellises.  As you may know, last year the critters ate all of my garden.  This year, I tried hoophouses to protect my plants and they worked great at keeping the critters out and my pl
I’m getting closer!!  My goal is to find a recipe that used the sourdough discard and that works for just the two of us.. and that we like, of course. My first attempt, however small that it was, passed the Rick test, so I tried again today.  I tri
Will this be a win or a groan? I don’t know but they are currently in the oven! I wanted to use up some of my sourdough discard .. and see if it would work. Why not biscuits! NOTE: I’m writing this “as we go”!! RECIPE (Preheat the oven to 425f and
Beautiful day for apple picking.  I just love the mutsu apples.  Great for snacks or for making homemade apple pies.  Support the local farmers.  Fresh food, fresh air, what more could this city girl want.
I absolutely love Lisa’s videos on Farmhouse on Boone.  They take the science and mesh it into real-life living:  • know the intention;  • get the feel for things;  • trust the process; and  • don’t get caught up in the details.  This video, in my
Why don’t they teach these things in school?  Or .. why aren’t they learning these things at home? Probably because the parents don’t know how. Or are too busy …or just don’t realize … or  Regardless of what others are doing, homesteaders, at any le
Sourdough Starter [Sourdough_starter.jpg] My goal is to make bread, using a long ferment method, in the hopes of being able to eat a bread that my stomach can digest easily.  I am hopeful.  Now, I’m not a perfectionist and I’m not into measuring thin
Yesterday, I was listening to a homesteader talk about what his family’s lifestyle looks like and he specifically addressed the comments that he gets from viewers saying that he shouldn’t post about hunting or fishing when he talks about his homestead