Back to Eden Update #2

Well, June creeped up on me fast! It's a miracle to me how God gives us 24 hours in a day and I still manage to never have enough time... Hmm... Think I may be the problem there. Anyway, poor time management skills aside, I stuck some more seeds in the dirt yesterday. I planted … Continue reading Back to Eden Update #2

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Tertiary Kitchen DIY Project

Lack of storage space is a real issue in our kitchen space. A full out remodel job is looming over our heads. In the meantime until we can afford to tackle the project, I've been looking for solutions to the storage issue that are free or inexpensive. I lucked out and found one that was … Continue reading Tertiary Kitchen DIY Project

Busy Busy Busy!

It's been absolutely buzzing around the homestead lately, unfortunately, literally... We finally decided to get our own yellow jacket pesticides as they're beginning to take over the south side of our property, and that's just not okay. We put it off initially because of our honey bees- we were concerned they'd be innocent victims of … Continue reading Busy Busy Busy!

My Top 5 favorite Heirloom Garden Plants

This year in gardening was largely experimental for us. This October marks our first full year on the homestead, and so far we have only had a spring and summer garden. We decided to forgo a fall garden simply in favor of letting our ground rest and compost before spring planting. That said, I discovered … Continue reading My Top 5 favorite Heirloom Garden Plants

Pork Roast Double Take

 I'm all about economical food without sacrificing nutrition. As such, on the menu for this week was a pork roast. I got the Boston Butt cut, and cooked it in the Crock-Pot for 6 hours on high. To season it, I dry-rubbed it with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and chili powder, and to … Continue reading Pork Roast Double Take

Troubleshooting Sourdough Starter

He humbled you by letting you go hungry; then He gave you manna to eat, which you and your fathers had not known, so that you might learn that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD.  -Deuteronomy 8:3 And thank goodness for that! … Continue reading Troubleshooting Sourdough Starter

Bread Day Disappointment

Oh, today is the day. I dried the sprouted grain (spelt) yesterday, so today was grinding day. Thanks to my Vitamix blender given to us by my husband's late grandfather, the process went fairly quickly.  I grind in small batches and sift the flour so that I end up with a really fine quality flour … Continue reading Bread Day Disappointment

Why Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts Suck

There have been a lot of financial changes in our household within the last month. My husband quit his electrician apprenticeship in order to be home with us more and focus on finishing his seminary degree. Praise God, I had been praying for a way for him to be home with us more and not … Continue reading Why Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts Suck

Great Homestead Expectations

My husband and I hit a low point about a week ago in our morale regarding homestead expansion. We were discussing the necessity of the kitchen remodel before the floor falls through to the basement (I honestly don't know if it's that bad or not, but I don't really want to find out after the … Continue reading Great Homestead Expectations