Workshop Review: Fermentation Basics

This past weekend I attended a fermentation workshop at Blooming Glen Farm in Perkasie, PA where I knew I would: Learn the basic principles of this ages-old, simple and fun preservation method by getting hands-on with yogurt, sauerkraut and seasonal vegetables. Everyone will leave with a jar of pickles or kraut and a culture withContinue reading “Workshop Review: Fermentation Basics”

The Great Chick Experiment 2013

As you may or may not know, I am an almost year-old chicken owner. As in, I have had chickens in my life for approximately 1 year. I purchased my original brood as day-old chicks from MyPetChicken.com. We have been very pleased with the birds, but since ordering our chicks, I learned that breeding facilitiesContinue reading “The Great Chick Experiment 2013”

Begging your forgiveness…

I don’t have any excuses other than LIFE. Life has prevented me from sharing it with you. It started with chickens. We have 15. We started with 16, arriving June 11, but one little girl was lost at about 3 weeks. I’m not sure what happened. One day everyone was fine, the next she wasContinue reading “Begging your forgiveness…”

What Does Homesteading Mean to You?

For me, homesteading began with food. After reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan, all I wanted to do was find, grow and eat local food. I was convinced the only way for my family to eat a grassfed turkey for Thanksgiving was to grow it myself. That’s the moment I became a farmer. Unfortunately,Continue reading “What Does Homesteading Mean to You?”

Homesteading Hack #3

I think of Homesteading Hacks as little tidbits of knowledge that can be used to make our homesteading experiences more enjoyable. Sometimes that means a hack saves us money, sometimes it saves us time, sometimes it does BOTH! This week’s hack is something I’ve been thinking about for a while. A few months ago IContinue reading “Homesteading Hack #3”

Homesteading Hack #2

I think of Homesteading Hacks as little tidbits of knowledge that can be used to make our homesteading experiences more enjoyable. Sometimes that means a hack saves us money, sometimes it saves us time, sometimes it does BOTH! For instance, did you know Classico Pasta jars are Mason Jars?? Well, they are, and though youContinue reading “Homesteading Hack #2”

To ‘poo or not to ‘poo…

I’ve been thinking about writing about this for quite a while, but honestly, I’ve been more than a little nervous to admit my showering habits… Or lack thereof… Then, I came across this story recently (thank you, Facebook!): Some people have all but abandoned the idea of soap, shampoo and deodorant and yet still manageContinue reading “To ‘poo or not to ‘poo…”

While acres and acres of farmable land lie fallow..

Many of you know we moved to Pennsylvania for Tripp’s job. We chose Bucks County because it is in the middle of the two offices at which he will be working over the course of the next few years. As anyone who as been here will tell you, Bucks County, PA is beautiful. Rolling hills,Continue reading “While acres and acres of farmable land lie fallow..”

Book Review: The Dirty Life

I am not ashamed to admit that I consider Audio Books just as good as reading an actual book, especially when a person is so busy (or tired) s/he cannot sit still for even 15 minutes (without falling asleep). So I often listen to audio books to keep my sanity while driving, doing the dishes,Continue reading “Book Review: The Dirty Life”