Homesteading

Become More Self Sufficient-Raising Shetland Sheep, Dexter Cattle, Nigerian Dwarf Goats & Bunnies

Don’t under estimate what you can accomplish on a small plot of land or even in a small confined area. Be creative and use the internet for something other than talking to your friends on social media sites. Ask questions, research possibilities, and more important…get started! My small homestead farm...

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Ariel- Miracles Do Happen

Ariel- Miracles Do Happen

February 6 Ariel came into the world. I happened to be filling the water troughs when I heard that little cry announcing a new arrival. As I approached the barn I saw the lamb and instantly new something wasn’t quite right. The ewe is a Moorit brown and there was this little white snowflake laying next to her...

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New Lambs Born To Good Shetland Mothers

New Lambs Born To Good Shetland Mothers

It’s lambing season for anyone owning Shetland sheep. My first set of twins was born to Two-Step Wednesday morning just after dawn. I was greeted by the wondrous site of new life when I went out to feed. The first lamb was already dry and up while the other was still being cleaned. I sat to one side to watch...

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Planting Late Summer for a Fall Garden

Planting Late Summer for a Fall Garden

Do you maximize your growing season by planting a late summer garden? In late June and early July I start seeds for my fall garden. Some I start in seed trays while others I start in three inch pots. I started bush cucumbers in the seed trays which I am now transferring over to a row in the garden. (Just so you know,...

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Alternative Homesteading Life

Alternative Homesteading Life

Let’s face it. The steady decline in the quality of our lives right now is making it essential for homesteaders to re-learn and re-develop old fashioned natural living skills. Due to the current economic recession, strengthening your knowledge of homesteading life values is more important than ever. Back to basics...

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How To Make Your Own Bath Salts

How To Make Your Own Bath Salts

You can make your own bath salts either for your use or for gifts to your family and friends. This is extremely simple to do and makes a wonderful gift. Using a baggy, add about 2 cups of Epsom salt, a drop or two of potpourri oil, and a drop of food coloring. Don’t worry… you’re not going to change...

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From The Kitchen

Shrimp Creole Gumbo

Shrimp Creole Gumbo

Ingredients: 2 lbs Shrimp – peeled uncooked (preferably fresh) 2 lbs ...


Blackberry Apple Jelly

Blackberry Apple Jelly

24 oz Fresh Blackberries Apples – Amount will vary depending on variety and size...


Acorn Squash Stuffed With Apples

Acorn Squash Stuffed With Apples

Ingredients 2 acorn squash, halved and seeded  2 tablespoons stick margarine ¾...


Preserve Peppers To Use In The Winter

Preserve Peppers To Use In The Winter

All summer you have had nice fresh peppers to use in your cooking and with the coming...


New England Boiled Dinner

New England Boiled Dinner

Ingredients: 2 lbs Beef Roast (any will do- Chuck or Arm) adjust amount according...


Belle’s Chow Chow Relish

Belle’s Chow Chow Relish

Ingredients: 12 green tomatoes, cored and quartered 3 medium green bell peppers,...


Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Ingredients: 16 oz Pumpkin puree 3 1/2 cups Flour (not...


Recipes From Our Lives

Recipes From Our Lives

Most people posting recipes will post a recipe common to their geographical region....


Cajun Sausage and Veggie Casserole

Cajun Sausage and Veggie Casserole

Ingredients: 1 lb. sausage (your favorite Hot)- if links skin and cut 1 peeled...


Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Ingredients: 1 Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Pineapple Supreme Cake Mix 1 1/3 Cups Pineapple...


Southern Style Sticky Duck

Southern Style Sticky Duck

Ingredients 2 Fresh Ducks (approx. 5 lbs) 1 cup Balsamic Vinaigrette 2 tbsp Butter 6 Green...


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Gardening

Planting Late Summer for a Fall Garden

Planting Late Summer for a Fall Garden

Do you maximize your growing season by planting a late summer garden? In late June...


Almost Time To Start Your Garden Seeds

Almost Time To Start Your Garden Seeds

It’s almost that time of year (depending upon where you live) to get your seeds...


Recycle Cardboard and Newspaper As Garden Mulch

Recycle Cardboard and Newspaper As Garden Mulch

You can turn a space into a garden plot, simply by utilizing a blanket of cardboard...


Container Gardening

Container Gardening

Creativity is the mother of invention. People throughout the years have always found...


Greenhouses Don’t Have To Be Expensive

Greenhouses Don’t Have To Be Expensive

There are many options available to anyone wishing to grow their own produce. Not...


Mastering the Carbon Cycle: Waste to Usable Soil

Mastering the Carbon Cycle: Waste to Usable Soil

Man has been controlling the direction of the planet’s evolution whether intentional...


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