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The Coffee Experience

Coffee is one of those things that is synonymous with farming, I think. The farmer coming in, covered with snow and stomping his boots. The tired farmer enjoying a cup in the evening on the porch with his family. The … Continue reading

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Why I Make Stock

Good morning friends! Welcome to my homestead kitchen on this winter morning! A cold front is moving across the country and here in eastern North Carolina we are expecting rain and chilly temps. The barn is full of hay, the … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Making a Cheese Press

I have started making my own hard cheeses this year. Finally! After 7 years I am moving beyond chevre. It has been full of learning curves, some failed attempts that still turned out edible and probably more fails in my … 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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White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies ~ Gluten-free!

We are officially done moving! After 67 days! Still no barn, but we are not going back and forth between houses anymore. To celebrate I made my husband and my favorite cookie…. White Chocolate Macadamia Nut! I have not had … 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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