Back in the day, when Sal was still with us on the farm, we used to put up over 8 gallons of milk a day. That’s a lot of milk. And in wading through all that delicious goodness, we got pretty good at finding creative ways to use it up. Lots of went to homemade
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 names come through the comments is like enjoying a cup of coffee with an old friend.
I’m totally sold on the idea that grandmas knew what they were doin.’ Sure, they may have not had the science behind it that we have now, but everyone knows: Grandma knows best. Our Grandparent’s generation was a generation of usefulness, wisdom, resourcefulness, and appreciation. And if my dreamy idea of Grandparents is correct, I
Don’t you just love when novices write posts on ‘how to’ do something? And you’re sitting there, on the other side of the computer screen, like “Who the heck are you to tell me how to do anything? You don’t even know what you’re doing!?” Well. Lucky for you. Because this is one of those
Oh fermented pickles, how I love thee. I don’t what it is about summer vegetables, but I go star crazy. It’s like I can’t help myself. A fancy purse holds no candle in my book next to a bag of freshly picked green beans or eggplant. I can hear you now: So you’re telling me,
About twenty minutes north-west of the town I grew up in is a little city nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. The peaks of the mountains looked down on the city and were snow-capped almost year-round. It’s an awesome place. To boot, it’s a Bavarian town. Polka music, themed buildings and decor, sausage,
Okay, I’m going out on a limb here today. We are going to be making something that may not be every one’s cup of tea. Well, fermented sweet tea that is. And I know it isn’t for everyone, because no one in my family will come within a five mile radius of it. But the
Another post for you lovely, frugal homesteaders to get excited about! Homemade yogurt. In the crock pot. Homemade yogurt is rockin’ because it only has one ingredient. Milk. No crazy sweeteners, no colors, no artificial flavors, and no preservatives. Just the good ‘ol milk the Lord gave us. Well, technically he gave milk to cows. Not sure why we