Too Much Cream? Make Butter!

Like that’s even a question. How could you have too much cream? I know often times you buy cream for a recipe. This recipe will call for things like 1 cup of heavy whipping cream. You will trot merrily to the store and buy a pint or a quart of the good stuff. Back at home,…

2017 Homestead Goals

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Solstice, New Year Holiday Season! Let’s just jump right in and this show on the road. These are our goals for the Homestead for 2017.

Chicken Gyros with Homemade Tzatziki Sauce.

Are you ready? Cause you’re going down! To yum town that is! (I crack myself up sometimes.) In all seriousness though, these Chicken Gyros are a fresh and delicious way to use some of that Homemade Tzatziki that we made the other day! Chicken Gyros(pronounced: YEE-ros) are one of the ways that will help us…

Homemade Tzatziki Sauce and Our Dark Secret

Get excited!!! Super tasty Tzatziki sauce recipe and a deep dark secret. I hope you can forgive me after you hear this, but I just want to be honest with you. So I have to come clean.Are you ready for it? Like many other people who don’t want to admit this; we are picky… My…

Where Have You Been!?

Oh my gosh where have ya’ll been? I’ve missed you! I can’t believe you have been away for 2 months! What do you mean I was the one who disappeared off the face of the earth? Well… I’m sorry then. That was quite rude of me. We have been so busy out here on the…

Seed Starting!

Basically everything has happened in February. I don’t even know where to begin with the updates. So we will take it slow. Seed starting is nice and easy. So that’s what I did. We started tomatoes, cabbage, and peppers. Have you started your seeds yet? You know, the ones that are supposed to be started…

Seed Catalogs and Garden Plans

So… Have you ordered your seeds yet? Have you been staring at beautiful seed catalogs and neurotically adjusting your shopping cart at your online seed store? What? You don’t do that? Madness I tell you! Don’t you want a new way to incorporate a little excitement and stress into your life? Get with the program!…

2015: A Year in Review

Well it’s been a big year this year. We actually didn’t have a ton of goals starting out other than: Get a farm. Commence farming. So… Success!!!!! Obviously… Really things weren’t super specific. There were big ideas but I’m mostly a realist. Thusly we managed to get the farm. A most excellent fifteen acres that’s…

Comments and Housekeeping

The comments issue should be corrected. I have removed Google Plus and now you should be able to comment however you like(if you so choose) without having a Google Plus account. I had no idea that it was doing that. Bonus Bug Dog. Have you ever had a 50lb cattle dog “work” traffic hard in…

2016 Homestead Goals!!!

Finally we have our goals down and edited. Of course the first time we wrote them out we realized that we were a little too ambitious. Not saying we couldn’t succeed. With enough time, energy, and money(oh yeah plenty of that stuff) we can force a square peg through a triangle hole. However, we decided…

Meet and Greet Part Deux

Now for the rest of the Homestead.  The new laying flock. They are about 7 weeks old in this picture. That was about 2 weeks ago. There are 7 Black Australorp Pullets(hens). The Black Australorps will be excellent layers of large brown eggs. Also there are 7 Easter Egger Pullets. They are reported by the…

Meet and Greet

So… I’ve been thinking about it and you haven’t actually met the members of our Homestead. I will commence work remedying that situation now. 🙂 The Usual Suspects: Left to Right: Zoey (Yorkshire Terrier and Official Boss of the world/Cat Herder), Bug(Blue Heeler/Border Collie and The Keeper of Animals and Grounds at Hogwarts the Homestead. Ahem……