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Thai Soup: Tom Kha Gai, for Asian Lunar New Year - Whole 30 Contains: Fish sauce, coconut, optional nightshade. Is: Whole 30, Paleo, gluten-free. Prepared for the start of the Asian Lunar Calendar, Year of the Rat. I absolutely LOVE Tom Kha style soups. I've finally made one that I'm happy to bring HOME with me!

Hayin' Time So we're back where we dropped off the blogging radar last year: It's Hayin' Time. On a big, proper, grown up farm, we're thinking this is probably no big deal; Just another chore on the calendar that requires a bit of forward planning, a few longer-than-normal days, and the dusting off of some purpose-built kit.

English Roses you should grow in your garden. You should know right away that this is not an unbiased post on what english roses you should grow in your garden. In my ten years spent as a florist, bride after bride would bring a torn page from Martha Stewart magazine of a bouquet featuring english roses.

Living With Less Lately I've been trying to recenter the framework for this blog. One of the things that keeps coming up is that life here on the homestead is so often about making do and accepting a humble lifestyle.

Homesteading 2.0Shrinking states offer perks for new residents To forestall further depopulation, Vermont's Republican governor, Phil Scott, signed a bill that went into effect on January 1st offering to pay people $7,500 to cover their moving costs if they relocate and work for local employers. This follows the programme that lured the Dows to Vermont, intended for remote workers.

The Most DELICIOUS No-Knead Artisan Bread In this case, because you want the dough to rise and develop slowly, allowing for more flavor and air pockets, it calls for room temp water.The Plastic Wrap You don't have to use plastic wrap to cover the bowl but if you have it, it helps with retaining the warmth in the bowl.

My Pregnant Doe Asiago Tired and achy she stretches and yawns, she rubs her head on the stall wall. The bah of the sheep sound so far away, as she drifts in and out, she's preparing. Her udder is filling, her hips displacing, as the dip in her hind tells time's near. Pawing the ground, a bed she makes, only to hop up moments later.

Just Plum Crazy If there's one word that sums up my life right now, it's 'plums'. Harvesting plums, buckets of plums, sinks of bathing plums, chopping plums, trying to use and preserve ALL the plums. Well, the ones we haven't given away. And sometimes in 30degC weather too.

5 Frugal Things: Food Waste, Garden, Coupons, Decluttering RancherMan and I are able to live and work right here in a place we love. We hated city life, long commutes, office politics and the daily grind. But now living this life in the country means we need to be extra mindful of our financial resources. The good news?

How To Make Yogurt Glance at the ingredients label of most yogurts, and you'll be assaulted by a dizzying array of multi-syllabic materials, a shocking amount of sugar, and the rising suspicion that something is not quite right. And you would be absolutely correct considering the original yogurt recipe was simply milk + culture + time to ferment.

A Week of Farm Meals We homeschool, we farm, and we EAT! Here's exactly what a week of farm meals looks like from the winter kitchen - breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Some are simple and some are more elaborate. A lot of the recipes are on the blog and many more are available through our Cooking Community.

The Winter Kitchen: Pipian Verde My recent Mexican cooking binge began with darker richer flavors but a spell of warmer weather got me thinking about pipian verde, which is complex but fresher and more spring-like in flavor. I became determined to develop a paste for it so that I could have it on short notice.

How We Reduced the Environmental Impact of Everything We Buy The stuff we humans buy is a disaster for the planet we love. Livestock intended for human food now make up 60% of the total weight of mammals on Earth, while wild mammals make up only 4%. The global clothing industry is responsible for 10% of greenhouse gas emissions, more than the emissions from entire European Union.

What is a Ginger Bug? Find out how to make a traditional fermented base for making homemade natural sodas and more by making a ginger bug at home. A little ginger, a little honey or sugar, and a little time…. And you've got a ginger bug! Complete directions and how to use your bug included in this tutorial!

Snow flurries and sunshine We had snow flurries this morning! Yay!!! It didn't amount to anything but our school of thought is if it's going to be this cold we might as well see some pretty snow. We've actually had a pretty decent winter so far.

How to Eat Cattails In fact, they may be the ultimate survival plant. Who knew? When I was doing my research for edible weeds I came across cattails as a possibility. I was going to include them in the list, but they're not really a garden weed and the information I found on them was vast and interesting.

10 Kitchen Chores That Children Should NOT Do It is important to remember that some kitchen chore can be extremely dangerous, considerable thought as to what chores are safe for children to undertake should always be taken.

How to Make the Best Whole Wheat Banana Bread As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. My Linky Parties. Recipe Rating. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. By using this form you agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website.

Episode-2585 - A New Look at the Home to Homestead Concept That would have been Episode 20 recorded on July 22, 2008. This concept so resonated with people it became not just a common discussion topic, it actually inspired one couple to run an entire podcast for a number of years on the concept.

How to Can Homemade Apricot Jam Learn how to can homemade apricot jam. Apricot jam pairs well with many meals including breakfast and dinner. Whether you want to sweeten your morning toast, add it to your chicken recipe, or make a better pork chop, this homemade apricot jam recipe will do the trick!

Farm Fresh Tuesdays #36 & How to Buy the Best Fabric For a Tight Budget I love visiting fabric stores and checking out the lovely material, but I rarely buy unless there's a deep discount. Instead, I look for fabric in more unusual places! Oh, Joanne fabrics still gets a slice of my pie, but I save a lot with these tips! Before you head to the fabric store, read through the instructions for your project.

Survival Food to Forage: Lambsquarters — Home Healing Harvest Homestead Here's how to identify and use Lambsquarters, a delicious, edible wild plant to know about for your emergency prepping and survival skillset. Lambsquarters are actually delicious, with a taste and consistency similar to spinach. In addition, it's said they are highly nutritious….even more so than spinach!

Homestead Stories: The Poison Garden In other words, admire but only look, and don't touch. With a collection of over 100 of the deadliest plants in the world, the poison section is secured and separated from the rest of the garden with strong iron fencing and iron gates bearing the symbols of lethal and hazardous material: a skull and crossbones sign.

How to Build a Waldorf Village for Under $30 I love Waldorf-style toys. I just cannot stop marveling at the simplistic beauty of them, be it dolls, play table toys, or doll houses. And neither can my grandchildren. If you are not familiar with Waldorf toys, they are all made of natural materials wood, cotton, wool, and the like.

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