How To Keep Your Chickens Warm In The Winter

With winter fast approaching I’ve had a lot of people asking me how to keep your chickens warm in the winter.  Not only that, they’ve actually said they gave up raising chickens all together because they couldn’t keep them alive! I was absolutely shocked by this because I’ve had at least 3 people in the […]

How to Can Tomatoes

Knowing how to can tomatoes is a must at this homestead!  You wouldn’t think that it was that high up on the importance list, but it really is! Not only are they healthier for you, but they taste so much better than canned tomatoes from the grocery store.  If you sit down and really think about it, […]

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Peppers in the Smoker

Every weekend since Christmas, I get the same question from Nick.  “Do we have anything I can put in the smoker??” We got him this smoker as a gift and I may have created a monster! Honestly, I’m not a huge fan of the smoker.  So, I don’t get too excited when I hear that question. […]

Spicy Dilly Beans

Canned Spicy Dilly Beans So, I may have gone a little overboard at the produce stand this weekend!  And unexpectedly ended up canning Spicy Dilly Beans! I stopped in to check on my order for a bushel of tomatoes.  On top of buying those, I ended up buying peppers for my Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Peppers, […]

Cucumber Mint Soap

Every year for Christmas, my Mom and I make small gifts to hand out at our very large family Christmas party.  We wanted to make soap for everyone but we didn’t have the time to wait for cold process, and honestly I was a little bit scared! I mean really, don’t you shudder a bit when […]