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Homemade Chicken Rice Soup

Seems like my stomach and I have been at odds lately. One of the ways I have found to calm acid reflux is to give my stomach a break from big meals and heavy dishes. After a couple days of bone broth,...

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40 Cheap Ideas to Save Money on Chicken Feed

So, you are looking to save money on chicken feed. I totally get that! That’s the thing with homesteading. We love fresh milk, we buy a family milk cow. We want the joy of collecting fresh eggs every...

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Meat Seasoning Recipes: The Two You Need To Know

If you have read our story you know we sold farm raised meat directly to consumers for years. It didn’t take us long to realize that cooking is a lost art. Many of our farmers market clients confessed...

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The Most Deliciously Easy Chicken with Cranberries Recipe

Oh, alright… I’ll admit it. I saw a similar dish on a Food Network commercial and fell in love with how pretty it was. It just fits this time of year. Doesn’t it? I knew with a little creativity and...

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Buying Sheep: When is the Best Time?

We raise both sheep and Boer goats on our farm. As a matter of fact, we bought our first sheep 30 years ago. The reason I remember the exact summer is because we used the money we received as wedding...

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Sausage Potato Hash

My family are big time pancake eaters. Ugh! And I am not. I am always looking for new ideas where eggs and sausage can be in the spotlight. And this time I knocked out of the park. [insert applause]...

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How to Make Ginger Tea for Nausea

A couple of weeks ago, I was struggling with chronic nausea and an upset stomach. The doctor recommended that I give my stomach a break and that meant no coffee for a couple of days. I know, right?!?...

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9 Ways to Make Money with Chickens

Are you looking to make additional income from your homestead? Of all the livestock we raise, making money with chickens may be the most efficient income generated per square foot. Ever since Farmer...

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Essential Oils for Cracked Heels: DIY Melaleuca Foot Balm

Melaleuca essential oil or tea tree oil is quickly becoming one of my all around favorite essential oils for cracked heels, as well as, other DIY skincare projects due to its versatility. It’s best...

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Homesteading in Winter: Caring for Livestock in Extreme Cold Weather

As some of you may know, Corey (aka Farmer) works for Va Tech as a Cooperative Extension Agent. He educates both farmers and homesteaders, specializing in livestock and small ruminants. This is an...

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