There are many things I didn’t know how to do as a farmer before the situation was upon me. Lambing, for example. Do you know how many lambings I’d played midwife to prior to owning a sheep that was lambing? Zero. Definitely learned that one on the fly. Same goes for our breeding Old Spots
How To Build A Pig Shelter. I would readily admit that the Elliotts, in general, tend to be a little bit behind on the ball. Like that one time we actually took our children to church without shoes. I feel like that’s metaphorical for our life in quite a few ways. So it came as
Sometimes I like to pretend like I have my life together. And there’s homemade pumpkin puree involved. I ignore the stacks of dishes with crusty food, the smell laundry piled in front of the washing machine, the kids with sticky bits of honey in between their fingers, and the compost sitting in front of my
Welcome To The Farm How-to Wisdom From The Elliott Homestead Most of you landed on my blog because you were, in some capacity, interested in homesteading. Maybe for you it was because you wanted to make your own chicken feed. Maybe it was the idea of finally beginning to make your own homemade bread. Maybe
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.
Once upon a time, there was a woman. This woman gave birth to three children in under four years. Needless to say, this woman found every minute of sleep precious. Sleep was her happy place. Even more-so when winter rolled around, in all its frozen glory. And thus, one morning, this woman sat down with her
You asked for cheese making, I delivered! Here’s the first cheese making video on The Elliott Homestead YouTube channel! If you’d like the printable recipe with photographs, check out the original ricotta cheese recipe HERE. Even better, check out our entire recipe page HERE. How To Make Ricotta Cheese