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Spring foraged violet syrup recipe
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
While our operation is not currently big enough to warrant visitors, this year we did invest in a larger homemade sap evaporator for the who
Two-for-one deals are my favorite, especially when it means one less thing I have to buy from a store.
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
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.
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
We are very proud to have our eggs featured in their dishes, and to be considered part of their collection of quality local farms.
Using whatever variety of dried herbs you like, place in a mortar with pestle and add course salt and peppercorns.
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
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
No country french farm scene would be complete without the scent of lavender floating on the breeze. While we are definitely not in Paris,