Fermented Green Tomato Pickles

        It can be challenging to grow many ripe tomatoes so far north.  And when the meat chicken program turns out chickens that are so healthy that they can barely be contained… well, growing ripe tomatoes gets even harder.  But green tomatoes… we do them REALLY well! So we often find ourselves [...]

By | 2017-10-19T23:17:36+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Blog|

Preserve your bounty: How to freeze eggs

We’ve been talking about different ways to preserve eggs over the last month or so. Today I’m going to show you how to freeze eggs, an easy and useful way to store eggs when you have extra. Why freeze eggs? In the cooler months, our chickens stop laying because of the shorter daylight hours. Freezing [...]

By | 2017-08-17T22:30:47+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Blog|

Homesteading Kitchen: Homemade Hummus from Dried Chickpeas

Few foods work as well in the cold wintertime as they do in the heat of summer. That's one of the reasons this hummus recipe is my go-to when I need something nutritious and filling for family or guests. I'm going to show you how to prepare tasty homemade hummus that is both healthy and easy to [...]

By | 2017-10-19T14:36:12+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Blog|

Your Best Loaf: Learn How to Bake Delicious Homemade Bread

The ability to make homemade bread that is tasty and nutritious is a wonderful step towards a healthier, more wholesome lifestyle. Once mastered, bread baking will benefit you and your family for a lifetime. So why do so many of us find it difficult to bake bread at home? “My bread is really hard. You [...]

By | 2017-08-17T22:41:27+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Blog|

Raising healthy chickens: Make your own fermented chicken feed in 6 easy steps

Today I’m going to show you how you can raise healthier chickens AND save 40% or more on your feed. All it takes is a simple system for soaking and fermenting the grains you use as feed. We use this for our laying hens, meat chickens, other poultry, and even our pigs, which are partially [...]

By | 2017-08-17T22:43:31+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|Blog|

Meet Josh and Carolyn

From an early age, both Josh and Carolyn Thomas grew up with a passion and love for simple country living. This evolved into eating amazing home-cooked meals, planting plentiful gardens, taking care of animals and taking great pride in living the “homesteader” lifestyle. The very first tiny garden they grew together started on a balcony [...]

By | 2017-08-17T22:45:55+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Blog|