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How do you get a steady supply of winter eggs on the homestead? I have gotten a few questions from local newer folks that are asking, how do I get my hens to keep or start laying eggs. This is a sl… Best Egg Laying Chickens, Laying Hens, Raising Backyard Chickens, Backyard Poultry, Small Chicken, Chicken Feed, Chicken Eggs, Building A Chicken Coop, Dark Winter

Winter eggs- How to get them

How do you get a steady supply of winter eggs on the homestead? Most folks talk about Light and how it effects laying and it does, and its important for sure.. Darker hens have more trouble with th…

I know that there are many good tapioca recipes on the net but not many of them use sheep milk and sheep milk is so rich, sweet and thick on its own that it needs to be treated just a bit different. Pudding Recipes, Sheep, Milk, Treats, Homemade, Desserts, Food, Goodies, Meal

Homemade Sheep Milk Tapicoa Pudding Recipe

I know that there are many good tapioca recipes on the net but not many of them use sheep milk and sheep milk is so rich, sweet and thick on its own that it needs to be treated just a bit different…

Here is your recipe as requested, This is as close as I can get cuz to tell the truth I winged it like normal. 1 and cups warmed milk, you just need to heat the milk to body temp, do not let i. Raw Potato, Potato Bread, Milk Bread Recipe, Bread Recipes, How To Make Potatoes, Bread Starter, Sourdough Bread, Homestead, Breads

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Here is your recipe as requested, This is as close as I can get cuz to tell the truth I winged it like normal.. 1 and 1/2 cups warmed milk, you just need to heat the milk to body temp, do not let i...

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Gardening 2015 – Fall Garden Prep

Yesterday, we winter prepped the bird pen garden and Garden E in the Side yard, (yes, when I have a large number of gardens in different areas, they giving plots by letter it makes it easier when t…

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Help on the farm

I got a interesting comment on one of my recent posts about the fact that I don’t appear to have much outside help on the farm.. She is not wrong.. In 12 years, we have hired and or bartered …

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Just another Day on the Farm

Living a step back in time

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Rhubarb and Dumplings Recipe

So at some time in the spring or summer, you picked, washed and chopped and either froze or canned up some of that amazing plant called rhubarb. Here is a great way to use it on a cold winter day! …

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Living a step back in time

As quail are such tiny little birds, I would recommend one for each person in your dish, keep in mind that each will give you right around the perfect meat portion, but you will need to bring the r. Root Veggies, Quail, Birds, Meals, Dishes, Chicken, Recipes, Food, Power Supply Meals

Herbed Quail on a Bed of Root Veggies

As quail are such tiny little birds, I would recommend one for each person in your dish, keep in mind that each will give you right around the perfect meat portion, but you will need to bring the r…

Clearly this will not work if you are no gluten but for those that are eating wheat and you want to take a speical treat, this is a good one. 1 loaf worth of dough 1 pint jar worth of mashed up Ap. Pumpkin Pie Spice, Sunday Brunch, Camembert Cheese, Pint Jar, Almond, Cabbage, Spices, Gluten, Treats

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Clearly this will not work if you are no gluten but for those that are eating wheat and you want to take a speical treat, this is a good one.. 1 loaf worth of dough 1 pint jar worth of mashed up Ap...

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one cup of dried dates, cut up into pieces, one cup boiling water poured over them, allowed to soak for at least twenty min or until cool, 1/4th fat of your choice, half cup honey or 3/4th cup suga...

While I will continue to use the mothers as much as possible, between some hens not sitting or sitting when I want, between ordering birds from the south and then having this past years bird flu ou. Flu Outbreak, Bird Flu, Learn A New Skill, Do It Yourself Projects, Hens, Mothers, Birds, Learning, Day

Learning a new skill for 2016- hatching eggs

While I will continue to use the mothers as much as possible, between some hens not sitting or sitting when I want, between ordering birds from the south and then having this past years bird flu ou…

An the Seed Potato order is done for Picked up a bit of savings for ordering early, helped cover the shipping costs, which is nice indeed. I do like Eagle Creak Seed Potatos farm in Alberta,. Blueberry, Seeds, Eagle, Potatoes, Fruit, Vegetables, Nice, Cover, Recipes

Seed Potato’s are ordered for 2016

An the Seed Potato order is done for 2016, Picked up a bit of savings for ordering early, helped cover the shipping costs, which is nice indeed.. I do like Eagle Creak Seed Potatos farm in Alberta,…

P1050378 Water Bucket, Do It Yourself Projects, Livestock, Lion Sculpture, Statue, Sculpture, Sculptures

Brrr.. bedding down.. this and that post

Hello Folks.. While we might not have snow, we certainly have cold, its downright bitter out there, the ground is freezing, the water buckets have a heavy sheet on them, other then the big tank wit…

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The danger of a food glut-Pantry Woes

It does not matter if you buy in bulk at the farmers market, buy in bulk from your local farmer or be a homesteader, old or new at the living off the land, one of the big challenges is food glut an…

P1050275 Breakfast Wraps, Fries, Bread, Recipes, Food, Meal, Brot, Rezepte, Breads

Fry Bread

I just adore the ability to take some a bit of bread dough from my bread, bun or pizza bread and turn it into fry bread.. This was a nice basic milk bread, perfect for anything you want to use this…