Events at the Ranch
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Garden of Eatin' : Phase 2
Dining al fresco in the Garden of Eatin'...
Jul 17, 2020
Farm Fresh Fitness
Fitness in farming and ranching is important, but maybe not always discussed... We get busy with chores and schedules, and especially...
May 20, 2020
Farm & Forage Recipe: Violet Syrup
Spring foraged violet syrup recipe
May 12, 2020
Farm Fresh Fiddleheads
How to Prepare Spring Fiddleheads
Aug 28, 2019
Garden Series: Preservation - Update 3
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
Aug 23, 2019
Garden Series: Oh My Gourd! - Update 2
Squash, pumpkins, & gourds, oh my! This year we decided to try our hand at a pumpkin patch.
Aug 14, 2019
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
Apr 29, 2019
It has been about a year with ducks, and we had yet to see any eggs..
Apr 16, 2019
Cowgirls Don't Cry
It's not all baby goats, sunshine, and flowers. While most of this homestead life is beautiful, it is also work.
Mar 18, 2019
Using the rendered lard that we had from butchering our pork hogs this year, I decided to make my own candles.
Mar 9, 2019
Lard Have Mercy
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
Feb 24, 2019
This Little Piggy Went to Market
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
Feb 20, 2019
We're a Couple of Saps...
Winter feels a lot longer when you become a gardener and keeper of livestock. The sunshine months are when everything glitters...
Jan 29, 2019
Eating at the Ground Level
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
Jan 15, 2019
S.W.A.S. - We're Talkin' Butter
Start With A Stick (SWAS) - that's the age-old Harper family motto on the use of butter.
Dec 23, 2018
To Provide for the Family
We harvested our first duck for Christmas dinner.
Dec 14, 2018
From Scratch, With Love
I am proud to say that we have accomplished much of what we set out to do on the Homestead this year. We are raising our feathered and furr
Dec 6, 2018
Tis The Season(ing)...
Using whatever variety of dried herbs you like, place in a mortar with pestle and add course salt and peppercorns.
Nov 23, 2018
Bless This Mess
In preparation for the big day, I can be a little intense... The Homestead Husband knows to stay faaar out of this Big Momma's way, when
Nov 19, 2018
Homemade Cranberry Sauce
It's the turkey day staple - cranberry sauce. Although the jelly-like tin can variety has the spotlight usually, I tried my hand at maki