Jan 24

Boost Your Immune System With Bone Broth

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I’ve seen several of my friends talking about feeling under the weather lately and unfortunately Mother Nature is not helping matters much. With the constant weather changes from cold to hot, I’m not surprised that more of us are not sick… including our critters! People have been asking me if I could offer any advice …

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Oct 08

Alternative Homesteading Seminar Part 1

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Alternative Homesteading Seminar: It’s a Lifestyle Change not a Fad Included in this seminar: Am I a homestead farmer or a hobby farmer?… very distinct difference Why I call it Alternative homesteading. How do I become a homesteader and what is involved? Where do I start? What is needed to build a homestead farm without …

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Aug 28

Shrimp Creole Gumbo

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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) …

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Apr 29

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

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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 …

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Sep 19

Blackberry Apple Jelly

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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 …

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Mar 22

Ariel- Miracles Do Happen

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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 …

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Apr 06

New Lambs Born To Good Shetland Mothers

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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 …

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Jul 23

Planting Late Summer for a Fall Garden

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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