My redneck hay baler

My ‘Redneck’ Hay Baler

My ‘Redneck’ Hay Baler For Small Batch Hay Many homesteaders face the problem of needing hay to feed their livestock, but not enough land and money to bale their own hay. A tractor, mower, hay baler, wagon…the cost of equipment really adds up. And having enough land for hay fields …

Strawberry Rhubarb Freezer Jam

Strawberry Rhubarb Freezer Jam ~ 2 Low Sugar Recipes

Strawberry Rhubarb Freezer Jam With Less Sugar When it’s hot and you’re too busy to can, quick and easy freezer jam is a great way to preserve some of the harvest. Strawberry rhubarb is one of my favorites and ’tis the season for this delicious combo. However, I wanted a …

Plant fall vegetables

Prepare Now to Plant Your Fall Vegetable Garden

  Plan Now To Plant A Successful Fall Vegetable Garden Probably the last thing on your mind when you’re busy pulling weeds is the task of planting a fall vegetable garden. You can barely keep up with picking and preserving, and now you need to plant too?! I get it, …

How to Make Buttermilk & Buttermilk Cheese

How to Make Buttermilk & Buttermilk Cheese

How To Make Buttermilk & Buttermilk Cheese You have that one recipe that calls for a cup of buttermilk, and you don’t feel like running to the store. Been there! It is super easy to make your own alternative in just a few minutes, or you can plan ahead and …

Prepping to Butcher Our Cornish X Meat Chickens

Preparing to Butcher Cornish x Meat Chickens Raising Cornish x meat chickens for our table is one of the ways that I decrease our reliance on the grocery store. These birds are fast growing, meaty, and tender. If you purchase chicken from the grocery store, this is what you’re getting. …

Chicken

Outbreak of Newcastle Virus A Threat to Backyard Chickens

Virulent Newcastle Disease Detected in USA Backyard chicken flocks in California recently tested positive for virulent Newcastle Disease (vND). This is the first outbreak of vND in the US since 2002-2003 when more than 3.5 million commercially raised birds were affected. Containing the outbreak cost US tax payers over $180 …

Buttermilk Buckwheat Pancakes

Buttermilk Buckwheat Pancakes

Buttermilk Buckwheat Pancakes I tweaked an old recipe this morning and came up with these Buttermilk Buckwheat Pancakes. Growing up, my family …

Dutch Oven Pizza

Dutch Oven Cooking – French Bread Pizza

French Bread Pizza In A Dutch Oven Cooking in a Dutch oven on a campfire is a fun way to save money, …