Dual -purpose Poultry

Spring has finally arrived! That means it’s also time to start thinking about hatching out eggs and making plans for next years farm agenda. I am sure I can’t be the only homesteader that has a hard time deciding what new chicken breeds to add to the farm! I wanted to make a list ofRead moreRead more

Pumpkin Butter

It was a beautiful fall day today, this weekend was spent doing a lot stuff around the house. We even got to have a date night this weekend, it can be hard to find time just to ourselves with all the kids but it was much needed and appreciated! When I decided to cook theRead moreRead more

What’s the scoop on Microgreens?

I feel like I am just dying to have spring get here! I just want to start our garden and to order a ton of baby chicks (I am not allowed at Tractor Supply from now until May for this reason 🙂 ). It hit me a few weeks ago that I could start someRead moreRead more

Pumpkin Pie

  This fall I decided I was going to make my first pumpkin pie. I actually never made any kind of pie before because I thought it would be so time consuming, and lots of ways I could mess them up. I wanted to cook down a pumpkin and use fresh puree instead of theRead moreRead more

Salmon Made Two Ways

Recently our neighbor went on a fishing trip. He caught so many salmon, he was nice enough to share some with us. I think salmon is something you really love or you hate it. It can have a stronger taste than other types of fish. I personally really love salmon, it took a few timesRead moreRead more

Ham, Peas and Potato Casserole

With the cooler weather coming, this means I can spend even more time in the kitchen making new recipes! I enjoy coming up with creative and different meals… however my kids aren’t always as thrilled when I get carried away with new recipes. For some reason veggies are just the worst thing in the world!Read moreRead more

Crockpot Raspberry Peach Chipotle Glazed Pork

This recipe was so good and easy to make! This time of the year I am just all about using the crockpot whenever I can. Recently I found this amazing company called Fredericksburg Farms. They are based in Texas, and what I love about them is everything is made and produced on the farm! IRead moreRead more

Apple Crisp

  It is officially apple season! It wouldn’t be fall without breaking out a few apple recipes. So far I have made 3 different apple recipes and I’m ready to share them with you! This first one is apple crisp!   This is the first time that I tried to make apple crisp on myRead moreRead more

Homemade Hamburger Helper Recipe

I am always on the lookout for new recipes. Unfortunately, sometimes the children aren’t to thrilled with me when I try something “new”. I noticed on Pinterest recently there has been TONS of homemade hamburger helper recipes. I will admit I do love hamburger helper on occasion, but I was interested to see how theRead moreRead more

Applesauce

  Fall is officially here! Here in Pennsylvania we went from 80 degree weather down to 40s at night in a week! But with the arrival of fall, we can now break out the seasonal recipes! Every year that I can remember my mom, sister and I would make applesauce. Well if I’m completely honestRead moreRead more

Benefits of Raising Ducks

Let me start out by saying ducks are my favorite! I just love watching them waddle around and play in water. Each duck has its own personality, playness and they can be quite lovable. When I see baby ducks at our local feed store I just can’t help myself, the little fluffy ducklings are justRead moreRead more

How to raise Quail

One of the easiest animals to raise on your homestead are quail. They take up the least amount of room and are becoming very popular. Despite their small size you can still turn a profit raising them. Quail can be raised for meat and eggs just like many other types of poultry. Quail eggs areRead moreRead more

Tips for bringing home your new puppy

The kids are over the moon we just got a new puppy! As you will come to find out on my blog I am a huge animal lover, but dogs are my absolute favorite. I completely agree with the saying “Dogs are man’s best friend” (in this case woman’s ). Dogs are so loving, loyalRead moreRead more

Perfect Recipe for Fall!

Finally!!! My favorite time of the year is here!! What’s not to love about fall? The leaves are turning colors, the mornings are cooling down. But my favorite part is all the yummy recipes we have been putting off all summer. Who really wants to eat soup when its 90 degrees out? Certainly not me!Read moreRead more