Tag Archives: milk

Huge Farming Operation

The other day we had an opportunity to visit with one of my wife’s co-workers and her husband.  They live just up the street from where my wife and I lived not long after we got married so it was … Continue reading

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Big Addition

We have a new addition to the Homestead.  It is a big addition.  Like 1100 pounds big.  But let me back up one second. My brother in law has always wanted beef cows.  Recently he found a good deal on … Continue reading

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A Very Eventful Day

Yesterday was busy, but in a good way.  First on the agenda was picking up our raw milk.  On the way home I noticed someone had put out a seed tray in the garbage along with a worn down snow … Continue reading

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Cheese with Your Wine?

No seriously, would you like some cheese. I love cheese, and I love learning. So why not learn to make cheese? I plan to in about a month and a half. If you have any interest in joining me and … Continue reading

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Moooooooooo!

Is what the cow says. On Saturday I had the opportunity to learn how to milk a cow and a goat. It was actually a class that covered all things home dairy. A nearby farm, Firesign Family Farm, offers classes … Continue reading

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Blueberry Muffins

Our blueberry muffin recipe is a family recipe.  I am not sure how many generations, but at least my grandma, and I believe my great grandmother.  It is a really good recipe for blueberry muffins and I have been known … Continue reading

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Self-Sufficiency Book Review

Self-Sufficiency is another book I checked out from the library when I just happened upon it when I was browsing through the shelves.  This book is edited by Abigail R. Gehring and published by Skyhorse Publishing.  This is a big … Continue reading

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The Backyard Homestead – A book review

I got The Backyard Homestead, edited by Carleen Madigan, from my library a few weeks ago.  It is a relatively long book, coming in at 339 pages, but it is well worth your time to read.  It is set up … Continue reading

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Raw Milk

I am going to admit something here, our family drinks raw milk.  A lot of raw milk actually, we go through at least three gallons a week.  None of us have ever gotten sick from it, and we haven’t even … Continue reading

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