Sunday Cinnamon Rolls- From Scratch

Everyone loves a good cinnamon roll but let’s face it, they aren’t a quick and easy treat to make. Good, homemade cinnamon rolls take time, a little bit of skill, and are truthfully a labor of love. I took some time during our recent Ohio snow storm to perfect my cinnamon roll recipe! It only […]

Hunt For Food, Not Instagram Likes!

We raise our own meat here on the farm but this time of year we supplement with venison! In fact, deer meat is what started my family down the path of self-sufficiency. You see, I actually come from a family of hunters, not farmers! I can remember way back, as early as being two years […]

Bunny Brew: Rabbit Compost Tea For Your Garden

Put the tea kettle on! Just kidding, don’t do that! You don’t want to drink Bunny Brew but your garden sure does! Rabbit compost tea, or Bunny Brew, as I call it is a miracle for the garden. It’s organic fertilizer as it’s finest and can be used to boost your plants safely without damage […]

Handmade, Rustic French Loaf

Making bread by hand is an art; an intricate dance that is done differently by every baker. It’s also one of the best self sufficiency skills I’ve ever learned. To top it off, my hunky farmhand husband is the one who taught me all about bread baking. How lucky am I? One of the first […]

Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar: Good For You & Your Chicken’s!

By now you’ve probably heard through the grapevine that Apple Cider Vinegar has some pretty great health benefits. What they say is true! But did you know it’s good for you, good for chickens, and easy enough to make at home? I take raw, unfiltered, apple Cider Vinegar with the “mother” everyday. I also give […]

Taco Style Slow Cooker Pulled Pork With Lager

Taco Tuesday is pretty popular in my house. So is Taco Monday, Taco Thursday, and any other Taco day for that matter! Tacos with beef, chicken, fish, or pork, we devour them! We harvested a few pigs from our farm back in the Fall and we are still enjoying them this spring. Pulled pork tacos […]

Apple Spice Cake With Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting…

Through the week my toddlers usually have an apple during afternoon snack time. Occasionally, however, when I’m not looking they’ll decided it’s a good idea to “play ball” with said apples. If you’ve ever eaten an apple that’s been bounced on the floor a few times, you quickly learn that apple would be best served […]

Butter My Biscuits…

Every season is biscuit season! As we approach spring and summer you might not think biscuits would be first on the menu, but what else are you going to pair with those homemade jams???? I’ve got an easy homemade biscuit recipe that you’ll love, and you can’t mess it up! They’re fluffy, flaky and they’ll […]

Working With The Land And Against The Stereotypes…

Just like with anything else in life homesteaders and small scale farmers are up against some entertaining stereotypes. Some of them are humorous and others are aggravating. When someone asks you what you are/do and you answer with “farmer” or “homesteader”, you brace yourself because you never really know what kind of response your gonna […]