Eggs-travagant Dining On The Homestead

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It’s that time year – eggs running out my ears.  Now that’s a word picture, huh???  Anyway,  I thought I’d share a couple of things I do with eggs besides fry them along with some observations about cooking and storing this easy-to-produce homestead protein source. Continue reading

Mustard

Yesterday I tackled a tiny piece of the mustard patch.  We planted this garden late in the fall, not certain if anything would stand the winter.  However, we knew for certain that seeds won’t grow in the package so we threw them out there.  In the last few weeks of brighter sun and sometimes warmer weather they’ve Continue reading

Junk Happens

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Spring is always a time for cleanup around the homestead and this spring finds us more needy of a farmyard facelift than usual. I find myself embarrassed by the disarray but at the same time I realize that many other homesteaders find themselves in the same quandary.  I believe several things come into play to make Continue reading

Do Something, Even If It’s Wrong

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Grief is a respecter of no one’s timetable but its own, and though it’s still my frequent companion it’s a bit more compassionate with me now.  I didn’t know exactly how to start this much belated post other than to just tell it like it is.  Now that’s out of the way.

It always amazes me how fast time flies by and here we are with another year come and gone.  The beginning of a new year certainly provides plenty in the way of blog fodder which is a good thing because Continue reading

The Heat Is On

After experiencing the most lovely, cool spring I can remember (God truly is gracious in our time of need) I believe summer has arrived.  The first clue is that everyone in the house is “dewy” by early afternoon, except David who is generally drenched and salt encrusted. Temperatures have been in the mid 90’s, but that’s better than 110. Continue reading

Charlie

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My dear readers (and a heartfelt welcome to my newest readers), I need to begin sharing life on our homestead with you all again.  Unfortunately, first, I have to share why I’ve been gone for so long.  This will be an unusual post for me, as I don’t generally post things of an extremely personal nature, and God willing I’ll never have to do anything like this again.

On March 12tth of this year my only nephew attempted a violent suicide.  The next day, on March 13th, I stood at his bedside as he died.  Charlie was more like a little brother than a nephew and my heart has had a piece torn out.

The world took Charlie and I should have seen it coming.  If there are people you love who need the peace you’ve found or believe you can find in living a simple life; if there is someone who needs to hear the Gospel; share it all with them.

I love you Charlie.  I’m taking care of your things.  I hope we can be together again someday.

The Heifer Project

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We got the heifer butchered and things have been jumping around here lately.  It’s been a re-learning experience as we haven’t butchered a cow in 20 years!  We’ve decontructed lots and lots of other livestock and game, though, which is definitely a pre-requisite to butchering a bovine. Continue reading