Canned Pickles

I canned pickles for the first time two years ago. The flavor was great but the texture was a bit too mushy. Come to find out – I did everything wrong… To get crispy pickles

Veggie & Chicken Stir Fry

I love this recipe because it tastes so fresh and light with the summer veggies, fresh lime juice, green onions and cilantro. Also, I am a huge fan of my cast iron. It makes the

Soil for Raised Beds

We recently put in 6 new raised beds! They are lovely, but man was that a lot of work! Our garden area is on a little hill, so picture in your mind running up the

Summer Chili

I was thinking just the other day how I have not had chili in forever! I think it’s because I don’t tend to like traditional chili with kidney beans and so much sugary sauce. I

Different gardening methods

The most common methods of gardening are direct rows in ground, pots/containers, and raised beds. Throughout our property I have done a little bit of it all and I continue to learn more every year.

Baby Chickens – Getting Started

We have been backyard chicken owners for going on 8 years now. There is so much to talk about when it comes to this topic. Chickens are amazing because they are fun backyard pets, great

Banana Muffins (GF)

I was on a hike with the kids and as we were walking past my neighbor’s house we see her from afar and say hello. She tells us she’s making banana bread. That immediately sounds

Homestead Update

This post is just a quick update on our projects at the homestead this spring. We had a small retaining wall put in, replaced the old white picket fence that bordered our driveway, and then

Nourishing Chicken Soup

This is our family’s go to soup during the cold/flu season as a preventative. I make a large batch that we eat for a few meals and then I freeze the leftovers. I purposefully do