Aug 28

Shrimp Creole Gumbo

shrimp creole gumbo

Ingredients: 2 lbs Shrimp – peeled uncooked (preferably fresh) 2 lbs Fish (your choice: White, Flounder, Catfish) cut into 1 inch squares 7 cans (14 1/2 oz cans)fat-free chicken broth no-salt-added or equal amount fresh chicken broth 1 can (16 oz) chopped tomatoes with juice 1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce 1 can (6 oz) …

Continue reading »

Apr 29

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

Mannie April2013 thumbnail 2b

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 is located on 7 acres …

Continue reading »

Sep 19

Blackberry Apple Jelly

blackberry-apple-jelly 2b

24 oz Fresh Blackberries Apples – Amount will vary depending on variety and size (Lg Red Delicious out of the store may only need about 8. Smaller local varieties may take 20 to equal same amount of juice) You need 5 cups juice 7 cups sugar 2 boxes Sure Jell Place blackberries in saucepan and …

Continue reading »

Mar 22

Ariel- Miracles Do Happen

lamb born Feb 6 2013 Ariel 1

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 …

Continue reading »

Apr 06

New Lambs Born To Good Shetland Mothers

01-16-2012 018 Mya

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 …

Continue reading »

Jul 23

Planting Late Summer for a Fall Garden

06-13-10 057

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 …

Continue reading »

Jan 25

Almost Time To Start Your Garden Seeds


It’s almost that time of year (depending upon where you live) to get your seeds started for your upcoming garden. There are many ways to do this including outside cold frames, inside seed trays near southern exposure windows, or indoor greenhouse trays with grow lights. You may not have the ideal situation, but there is …

Continue reading »

Nov 21

Acorn Squash Stuffed With Apples


Ingredients 2 acorn squash, halved and seeded  2 tablespoons stick margarine ¾  cup chopped onions 2 cups peeled, seeded, and chopped Granny Smith apples 1/3  cup golden raisins 2 tablespoons light brown sugar 2/3  teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese Directions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F Place the squash onto a …

Continue reading »

Nov 04

Recycle Cardboard and Newspaper As Garden Mulch

cardboard compost

You can turn a space into a garden plot, simply by utilizing a blanket of cardboard and/or newspaper. Yes, cardboard along with a thick layer of shredded mulch will do the tilling for you (You may also add and/or substitute several layers of newspaper). Come time to plant, the weed patch will be weed-free and …

Continue reading »

Nov 04

Reduce Reuse Recycle To Make An Impact

You can make an impact by simply remembering to reduce, reuse, and reycle.

Older posts «