Over Wintering our Chickens

We've had some below freezing temps. As such, our concerns for the chickens are 3 fold: There are a couple going through a molt, so they lack feathers for body heat retention. Their water has been freezing. There's less sunlight and they aren't laying as prolifically as in the summer. The first issue of molt … Continue reading Over Wintering our Chickens

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Fermentation Station!

It's time for a kombucha update. I successfully grew a SCOBY that did a wonderful job on my first ever batch of kombucha! The flavor is a little reminescent of a not-quite-as-fizzy cola, with the typical kombucha tartness and effervescence. It was really quite tasty, although I'm saving my kombucha drinking for after baby Henrik … Continue reading Fermentation Station!

Resourcefulness

Part of efficiency on the homestead is learning to work with what you've got.  Today, I had a fridge full of left over mashed potatoes, some sweet potatoes that needed to be eaten, and a need for some apple cider vinegar So, for dinner tonight, I combined the potatoes to make some homemade gnocchi (NYAH-kee), and … Continue reading Resourcefulness

Homemade ACV

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is a staple at my house. We use it for everything from medicine, to cooking, to health and beauty. It truly is indispensable. While I was making a medicinal ACV drink for my husband who was plagued by congestion, allergies, and sore throat, I noticed we were almost out of ACV! … Continue reading Homemade ACV