Additional Fiber Arts

All things soft, fluffy, and warm are in route to this homestead! My Ashford Rigid Heddle arrived over a week ago and I quickly assembled and warped it up with a merino blend. I dismantled a partially completed crotched scarf of handspun angora yarn that was to be a gift for my aunt. In a…

Building this Business

I am working on building the entire business which includes my fiber arts, vacation rental, and honey bees. Fall is a time to clean up and get organized around the homestead, the cold crisp mornings remind you that time is running short. And all those tasks need to be wrapped up before winter closes everything…

Goat’s milk Yogurt

There is something very refreshing about cold creamy home made yogurt. Especially on a hot summer day, complement that with fresh raw honey in the comb and a tree ripened peach; you’ll have yourself a spoon full of summer. I was told home made yogurt is easy. So, of course I immediately gave it a…

Type Whatcha Mama Gave Ya

August came in with a wave of heat. There is sweat on every bit of me as I work the land and do the everyday chores, yuck. That wasn’t me complaining, I promise! The goats are as happy as can be, just look at that smile on Reddington’s face. Yes, this heat has its benefits….

Laundry on the Homestead

One downside of having livestock, an off-grid homestead and a vacation rental is I have plenty of clothes and linens to be washed on a weekly basis. Going to the laundry mat to do 3-4 loads of laundry a weeks would certainly add up quickly especially at our local facility. So how do I keep…

Garden Fresh Zucchini Bread

One of my favorite quick breakfast items or snack is my mom’s homemade Zucchini bread. The garden is blessing me with more zucchini than I can handle so I am making and giving away loaves left and right! My mom snagged her infamous recipe from a cookbook called The Grace House which was a little…

Red Currant Jam

There are several red currant bushes on my property and over the last two years, I had researched uses for them to prevent the berries from rotting on the vine another season. Currants are a great treat for chickens but five chickens can only eat so many berries before they become bored with them and…

Harvest Delays

Our weather has been more than strange. Typically by this time of year, we are already crouching into 100-degree weather. We are receiving a regular rainstorm almost every Wednesday and the heat has been kept at bay. I am by no means complaining having comfortable days with cool windy evenings. It is almost like a…

Rabbitry Upgrades!

With all the baby bunnies finding new homes and Summer in full swing it was time to make some adjustments to the rabbitry. My 8 kennel rabbit hutch is on its way to completion and all of the adult rabbits have been shaved down for the heat. To decrease the temperatures in the rabbitry I…

Homemade Quick Mascarpone!

This week I tried my hand at a few goats milk treats like yogurt, whey, and mascarpone! All of them turned out delightful and I am hooked on this fresh goats milk life. Quick mascarpone takes about 30 minutes to make and then can sit in the fridge overnight to firm up. Goat Mascarpone: 1…