Tag Archives: eating well

Prioritizing for the New Year

It is January 1st. today! Can you believe we have entered 2014?! I mean, we made it through 2012, which was pretty amazing since the world was supposed to end, but then some thought it was just on a delayed … Continue reading

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Natural, Conventional, or Both?

Hello again, my friends! Welcome back to my kitchen! *Yes, I sit and type my blogs in the kitchen*  Today I wanted to talk with you about some thoughts I have on caring for our livestock, pets, and …… US! … Continue reading

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Floods, Roosters, and Pigs

We are ending 2013 with a bang around our farm! I don’t know about you, but sometimes it seems like work just piles up and the environment just doesn’t cooperate. This week has sort of been like that. First, there … Continue reading

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Year’s End

Brrr…. Its cold outside! Not as cold as it should be here in eastern North Carolina, but cold enough to chill you while doing chores. 2013 has been a wild ride of a year, and I feel as if I … Continue reading

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Parasite Management : Cross Grazing

This is a sequel post about parasite management, the first can be found here. Today I am going to talk about cross grazing different livestock to help control parasites and keep resistance to de-wormers or heavy parasite loads to a … Continue reading

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Our Second Fall

Autumn is in full swing on the new farm. We have officially been here one year, which amazes us! How the time has flown with all the work we had to do. We are still working hard to make things … Continue reading

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Making Honey-rubbed Montasio

I am making my first cheese on the new press! I am using the book “Artisan Cheese making at Home” by Mary Karlin.  The recipe I am making this time is the Honey-rubbed Montasio, and it sounds delightful! Nutty, smooth, … Continue reading

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Encouragement for the Begining Homesteader

Ahhh… It has been a long day, and a long week with another long week to follow. It feels really good to put my feet up and wind down here on the farm. I was just thinking, as I milked … Continue reading

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Garden is Growing!

Our first plantings this year were a dismal failure in many respects. An unpredictable spring with high temps followed by major frost made things I have always planted in February to be lost this year. Almost all of the heirloom … Continue reading

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One Counter Down!

I did it! I have pictures of the butcher block counter all spiffed up and sealed. Take a look! And another look… And here it is with stuff on it, lol! I found the crock at Salvation Army for 0.25 … Continue reading

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