Bulk Cooking Day: ACV and Honey Baked Apples

Some friends of mine were asking how I manage to do all of our family's meals from scratch without spending all my time in the kitchen. Truthfully, the kitchen is my most used room in the house. It is almost a sacred space for me (in spite of it's outdatedness and space inadequacy.) I don't … Continue reading Bulk Cooking Day: ACV and Honey Baked Apples

Advertisements

Spiritual Lessons From my Children

My son is so much more in tune with the spiritual realm and the things of God. He better understands the roles of my husband and I than we do ourselves. I was having a hard time getting the little man to go to sleep. It coincided with a late work night for my husband. … Continue reading Spiritual Lessons From my Children

Kombucha Update

So after having been on some intense antibiotics, my body is being really weird. Add to that the two betamethasone shots and everything about my bio functions just feels off.  I want to talk about kombucha during pregnancy. The nay-sayers all cite the potential alcohol content in self-fermented foods, as well as the potential for … Continue reading Kombucha Update

Planning for Spring 2018

Here are the things I need to address this winter: Bees- order 3lb package locally Chickens- decide on breed for flock expansion and set up brooders Garden- what to plant and where; seed start area Goats- build shelter; fencing; milking stand; water and feed; medical preparations; get goats Fermentation- start brewing ACV; kombucha; kefir These … Continue reading Planning for Spring 2018

Obedience

Well it's good to be back home. We were finally given the green light to come home from the hospital and for the time being, Baby #3 is staying put. The whole experience was exhausting for me, even being on bed rest for 24 hours. I realized something though and God taught me through the … Continue reading Obedience

When God Disturbs Our Plans

Today was supposed to be a bulk cooking day to get some meals in my freezer for when baby #3 decides to arrive...  Instead, I've been in the hospital, trying to avoid preterm labor.  So far, still no baby. Which is great for my son- he needs to bake in there some more. But it's … Continue reading When God Disturbs Our Plans

Homemade Reese’s flavored Gelato

On the whole, I avoid culinary sensationalism. That's mostly to do with the French being known for their cuisine... They eat snails and call it a delicacy! No thank you, very much. Sewer rat may taste like ribeye steak, but I'll sure as shootin' never know. I'm a simple kind of lady with simple tastes. … Continue reading Homemade Reese’s flavored Gelato

Christmas Dinner Menu

One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is the sharing of recipes and food. Preparing and eating dishes I know my great granny or friends have made and enjoyed is heart-warming to me. Not quite like having them with me for dinner, but it's as close as I can get in some cases. … Continue reading Christmas Dinner Menu

More Winter Work

This weekend we've been focusing on the hugelkultur swale. And by we, I mean I've been telling my husband what needs to get done and he's been doing it... Because the 3rd trimester of pregnancy turns me into a foreman rather than a laborer... Until actual labor happens... Anyway, we had a ton of weeds … Continue reading More Winter Work

Shaggy Maple Homestead Update

We applied for our agricultural sales and use tax exemption! It's supposed to take about 3 weeks to hear back from the state. I don't really know why I'm so nervous; worst case scenario we're told "no" until we actually sell some of our produce. In other news, we are awaiting to hear from a … Continue reading Shaggy Maple Homestead Update