The Eight Year Self Sufficient Meal

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This evening, I had another 100% self sufficient meal… It included some Italian sweet sausage, some garlic and asparagus in a light homemade butter, with a shiitake mushroom….. The significance is all these things were planted many years ago. The asparagus was planted 8 years [Read More]

Cold Frame Jump Start, Grow Baby Grow…

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Lets talk cold framing for a minute…. If this is new to you, let me explain it and the process in some detail. It is something I want to encourage, and I am going to also suggest/post a book that will help you become more [Read More]

Kitchen Favorites: My slow cooker

This is Modern Pioneer’s wife, Danielle. Nice to meet you! For the longest time, I dreaded cooking. As a busy person, planning meals wasn’t on my agenda so that shopping and cooking became a drag. I changed my outlook on it a few years ago [Read More]

Hardtack, The Recipe and Practical Uses

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As I walk you through making Hardtack, I wanted to show some pictures of the process but I want to tell you a little bit more about this staple. Hardtack has been made and used for centuries by many types of people including Sailors, Pioneers [Read More]

My Popular Sausage Zucchini Muffin Recipe

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I have been asked for some of my Zucchini recipes and what to do with this popular summer Squash. If your at work and people want to give it away, you will find most people will take a few at first, then nobody wants any [Read More]

Zucchini Bread Recipe

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Zucchini Bread Recipe 2 Eggs3 cups grated Zucchini1.5 cups of Oil3 cups of Sugar4 cups of Flour1 cup of Raisins  1.5 teaspoons Baking Powder1 teaspoon of Baking Soda1.5 teaspoon of Nutmeg plus a pinch1.5 teaspoon of powdered Ginger plus a pinch1 teaspoon of salt2 teaspoons [Read More]

Cyber Monday, Tree Standing, I Need Your Help!!

I hope you will take sometime out tomorrow and visit our Trading post and make some purchases there for this years Holidays. I have a few plans to use the money including building a website domain, and funding a couple DIY winter time projects. We [Read More]

Raw Milk Turns Into Many Homestead Products

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As I sit here this evening, while the cool fall air swirls around the trees to pull off the dead leaves and floats them to the ground, today was a good productive day. You might remember the other night I went to a secret location [Read More]

The Birth Of The Smoothie

There are a few dishes that sit on my table today as did when I was a child. It is sometimes wonderful how we relate food today and the memories from our childhood, sometimes it isn’t. Traci, my sister can correct me on this one, [Read More]

How To Make Your Own Breakfast Sausage W/ Recipe

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Memories of smelling bacon from downstairs always woke me up and made my tummy growl. At home on the farm, it was a frosting designed window as I looked out the window at the sun rising. At Grandpa’s it was a cool morning in Hornsby [Read More]