Salt Brine Pickles [no fancy equipment needed]

Salt Brine Pickles [no fancy equipment needed]

Oh hey there! How has your summer been? Have you had a chance to relax? Visit with family and friends? Do any of your much loved summer activities? It’s been a busy 4 weeks on the farm. The hustle and bustle of summer has carried us through a whirlwind and here I am, sitting in the sunlight on a cool August morning. While our work load certainly hasn’t slowed down…

Massey & Ferguson

Massey & Ferguson

I’ve been putting off this post for 2 reasons. 1: It’s summer time on the farm. …. Did you read that right? It’s summer on the farm. Honestly, summer is bru-tal! There’s buildings to muck out, there’s the garden to tend to (weeding, reseeding, planting, mulching, fertilizing, picking bugs, harvesting, it’s exhausting), there’s baby animals to tend to, mother animals to properly nourish, and there is always the looming winter,…

How to Survive Starting a Homestead (and my double life)

How to Survive Starting a Homestead (and my double life)

Oh hello there. Have you wondered where I’ve been? Well I’m alive and well. Just sitting over here living my double life. Yes, double life. And believe me, it’s a weird sensation. Every morning I wake up, rub the sleep out of my eyes, gulp down some coffee, slap my face and yell “Hurrah!” before running outside in the freezing cold weather wearing nothing but my nightgown and some rubber…

SURPRISE!

SURPRISE!

I’ve had a few moments lately where I’ve just looked around and thought “Huh. That can’t be good”. I will admit that as a general rule, we tend to be a bit slow on the reaction time. Like that time when we brought home goats…..and then built the shelter. Or the time the rabbit had babies. And then had more babies 30 days later. You would think that I would…

Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies

Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies

Let the record show I hate baking cookies. I don’t really know why. Maybe it’s because it’s finicky. Chill the dough? Do I have to? (truth be told I never do). Roll out, drop by the spoonful, cut, shape, roll into a ball, roll in cinnamon sugar. Seriously, leave me alone! But I often crave cookies. Big manly cookies. Cookies the size of my face. And it just so happens…

Back To The Gypsy

Back To The Gypsy

When I sat down to write my recipe for Cinnamon Buns, this is what came out instead. I waffled a bit about posting it, because, well, it’s a bit intense, and a bit personal. But I believe bloggers need to maintain a level of realness. I’ve also been noticeably absent from the blog for several months, and while I’ve been moving, building, and reorganizing my life there was a bit…