Starting a new journey with Kefir

Jason is ahead of me on this by a few years, but I recently learned about Kefir. It was quite by accident, as my eye caught a video about probiotics and the importance of them in our diet. In tablet form, good probiotics can be [Read More]

Patience to learn…. crochet

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One thing I can say about being married to Modern Pioneer is that he is always trying something new, and unlike me, he is not a procrastinator. If he sees a need for something to be done, he does it. Me… I am very different. [Read More]

Winter Preparation, The Outlook, Where Are You?

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A quarter cord of wood left to split, and that is it for the season… I am pleased at the amount I have done this year. I feel comfortable knowing that I have split 3 more cords this year than I normally need.With the new [Read More]

Making The Carved Pumpkins Last, The Solution

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Carving pumpkins has been a enjoyable time of year… It is always a great time to visit another local farm and go pick our pumpkins from the rows upon rows of all sorts of different pumpkins. Often, I can see what the pumpkin is going [Read More]

Being Foolish and Getting Trapped Alone….

As the season progresses, the task of firewood splitting is in full swing. Having gathered some firewood by cleaning up trees in people’s yard, I never get to worried about having enough wood until July. My wood stove takes up to 24 inch logs, and [Read More]

Seasoning Your Cast Iron, The How To Facts

Like anything else, there is different ways to accomplish the same goal. Although what I am about to explain to you is the correct way, it might not be the same way you know. Also we are not going to tear this whole process apart, [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]

Fall Colors and Seasons of Change Means Shifting Gears

I like Autumn, it does close Summer and puts a lid on the harvest season and opens a whole different mind set on the Homestead. I will be pulling down the solar water heater as the snow and temps no longer support it. The fall [Read More]

Winter Grains For Green Cropping in The Spring

As the weather gets cooler, the leaves start to die, the trees begin to fall asleep for the coming winter months. Daytime temps are a hit and miss as the weatherman tries to get us ready for the day ahead. The morning sun beams through [Read More]

Third Bear Encounter in a Week….

Tonight I had contact with the bears again, in fact there were four bears. I saw three clearly and heard one in the woods before I stepped out and they headed towards the wood line. Last week, Sunday night from we came home from Bible [Read More]