By Stuart Elliott “For all our talk of virtue we are powerless to create it. We cannot MAKE our children good.”- Cyndi Rollins Let’s be honest with ourselves, much of what characterizes education today, whether in a traditional school or at home, is fear and anxiety. It seems we are in a constant state of
The irony with this vanilla and maple bread pudding recipe is that rarely do we ever have stale bread laying around, as is tradition for such a dish. Created to unify all the weird bits of bread you’ve got roaming around your kitchen, it should be the most basic dish to bring together. Except for when you’re
We are having fun making videos here at The Elliott Homestead. This latest video shows how to butcher a rabbit. Plus, we talk a bit about which rabbit breed we have here on the farm. I’ve written before about how to harvest rabbits, so make sure you check out that post and then watch the video. Together,
Our latest video is all about Ducklings and our new favorite bread recipe here at The Elliott Homestead. Y’all probably know by now how much I love making my own bread. In the past, I’ve written about my traditional soaked wheat bread recipe, my einkorn cornbread recipe, french-style baguettes recipe, einkorn puff pastry recipe, and so
Yesterday, I was curled up on my bed in fetal position. My bones ached and my skin was magically pulsing with heat and covered in chills at the same time. My eyes were watering and desired nothing more than to stay closed no matter the cost. My body was fatigued and weary. I went to
By Stuart Elliott Anthony Esolen said, while speaking about his book “10 Ways to Destroy the Imagination of your Child”, that if you want to ensure your child doesn’t develop her imagination give her a low ceiling. In other words confine her environment in such a way that she is never encouraged to look beyond
By Stuart Elliott “Participation in a story, a narrative, a life that has others in a web of relationships that create, sustain, and enlighten meaning and purpose is the great unspoken desire of people today.” Timothy Massaro Those familiar with our story know that we grow and raise much of what we eat. We are
It may be time for a new mattress. 15 years ago, I made a commitment. I vowed to love, appreciate, and care for my beloved mattress until… …okay, well, that’s about where my analogy breaks down. I scrimped and saved from my minimum wage job at a flower shop until I had saved $699. That
Shaye… you should go check on the little piglets. No. It’s cold. Shaye… you should go gather the eggs because, baby, it’s cold outside, and they’ll explode. No. It’s 3 degrees. Shaye… it’s almost the full moon and Nöel is very close to having her lambs and you need to seclude her. No. Brr. I
By Stuart “A safe fairy-land is untrue to all worlds” -J.R.R. Tolkien Mention homeschooling in conversation and you will inevitably get a variety of responses ranging from general suspicion to out right silence behind a look which reads, “Get me away from these crazy people as soon as possible.” One of the consistent criticisms aimed
Follow us on YouTube HERE! We’re putting our bees to bed for the winter. Overwintering bees means…honey on the homestead! Check out our video here. We show you what beekeeping on the homestead looks like, plus, why we add a towel to the hive…Watch our Overwintering Bees video!
By Stuart “Concealed in the world we have is a world greater than we can imagine”- Mark Helprin from In Sunlight and in Shadow (here). I thought I had been quite clever and come up with something original. Turns out my suspicions are correct and I am not as clever as I sometimes think I
This year, we’re trying something a little bit different on the farm: we’re hatching chicks…in the middle of winter! We explain why we’re trying this in our video. So make sure to check it out and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel! Follow us on YouTube HERE!