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How To Butcher A…

Two weeks ago, we said goodbye to our beloved ram lamb Guido, and hello to the most delicious meat I've ever tasted. Okay - next to our homegrown chicken and pork, of course. But this lamb stands … [Read More...]

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Giving Up And…

I was running the vacuum through our bedroom for the umpteenth time last week when I accidentally sucked up the tail of one of Stuart's ties. Don't tell him that. And don't tell my Mom that I … [Read More...]

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Natural Aids For…

For a variety of reasons, this has been a difficult post for me to write. I keep thinking the words will come easily and that I’ll be super eager to share, but in reality, they don’t. And I’m not. But … [Read More...]

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How To Store…

Many  homesteading skills are best learned through experience. And that I say from, well, experience. Most any of the tasks that we so desperately desire to take on as homesteaders require a … [Read More...]

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Chicken Feet: Why…

Chicken feet. The feets of the chicken. Boys and girls, that's what we're talking about today. Now, don’t go gettin’ all grossed out. Y’all are familiar with our ideals for our farm. Nothing gets … [Read More...]

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Back To Basics:…

Many of you have been with me here on this beautiful blog journey for many years now. Many of you have stumbled with me through the beginnings of our way of eating and our way of life. Seeing your … [Read More...]

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2015 Farm Goals.…

I'll pretend like I didn't spend the better part of two hours writing out a deliciously goal-filled post before my WordPress crashed and took with it every last word. I'll also pretend like I didn't … [Read More...]

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Our 2015 Heirloom…

My husband and I have been talking a lot about the story behind our food lately. When we sit down for breakfast, it's more than just bacon and eggs on our plate. It's the smell of the pig pen on a hot … [Read More...]

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Butchering A Pig:…

My head must be thick as a rock. Almost three months later, I realized that I have yet to post some super-awesome footage that I shot when the Farmstead Meatsmith came to visit our farm and taught us … [Read More...]

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Christmas as a…

My friend Rachel is a minimalist.  Every time I read one of her posts, I'm inspired to do the same. (Let's just pretend like my junky bathroom closet doesn't exist. And let's forget about … [Read More...]

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