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Spring foraged violet syrup recipe
How to Prepare Spring Fiddleheads
With regular grocery items flying off the shelves, I'm happy and proud to feel confident about only buying what we absolutely need...
Garden season is coming to a close (cue the sad violins)… One of the things I love most about summer, is the fewer groceries I buy from the
Squash, pumpkins, & gourds, oh my! This year we decided to try our hand at a pumpkin patch.
One afternoon, watering my many lavender plants, it occurred to me that I was more than fully capable of recreating it at a fraction of the
It never ceases to be a thrill when our dinner plate is filled with veggies that came from our yard, meat that we raised and butchered, and
It has been about a year with ducks, and we had yet to see any eggs..
We look forward to using these adventures to hike, fish, swim, and spend time as a family. In the future, we hope to find ourselves parked
It's not all baby goats, sunshine, and flowers. While most of this homestead life is beautiful, it is also work.
Warm, green evenings after work, golden hour, with the sun just setting, meandering out into the vibrant garden, chickens pecking the ground
On Sundays from 10:00am to 1:30pm, our neighboring town of Berwick hosts an indoor winter farmer's market. Find them online on their web
Using the rendered lard that we had from butchering our pork hogs this year, I decided to make my own candles.
With the return of pork from our homestead pigs, we were also given quite a few bags of pig fat. Now, what does one do with bag fulls of fat
We are down to one hog left on the homestead. This past Saturday, we rounded up the remaining females (with a BIG help from our local cowboy
Winter feels a lot longer when you become a gardener and keeper of livestock. The sunshine months are when everything glitters...
Why do we bother? All this extra work and time spent making, baking, prepping, tending, feeding and watering. It seems like a lot - and some
Coffee is pretty crucial at the Homestead. With a baby and slew of chores it's pretty much our lifeline.
Start With A Stick (SWAS) - that's the age-old Harper family motto on the use of butter.
We harvested our first duck for Christmas dinner.