Two Pressure Canners (and inventorying the freezer and root cellar)

When I closed my shops, everything went into my basement.  I am slowly swimming my way out of it.  I set up a homestead shelf in the root cellar and organized the things I had brought home from my not-so-popular homestead shop.  With this lifestyle, I will use them or use them up at some point.  Soap … More Two Pressure Canners (and inventorying the freezer and root cellar)

Freezer Camp

“Hi Ho, Hi Ho, off to Freezer Camp we go…!”  The sing song text came over after I told my friend, Jamie, that the roosters lost their jobs. The landlords decided that the chickens should stay in their coop and modest enclosure from now on.  The roosters’ jobs were to protect from predators, to sound … More Freezer Camp

Freezing Goat’s Milk

This has been the year of experimentation.  Our practice farm, we have been calling it.  We have taken on a “let’s see what happens?” attitude.  We were told a few times that this idea wouldn’t work. Since we don’t have a milking goat (yet), we needed to try to preserve the milk.  We bought two … More Freezing Goat’s Milk

Easy Baking Day

Farmer’s wives before us had Ironing Day, Washing Day, Mending Day, Cleaning Day, and Baking Day.  I see why!  I had designated Tuesdays for baking day.  In the six hours I was home, between laundry and cleaning, I was able to get two loaves of delicious, fresh baked bread done, flour tortillas, corn tortillas, and scrumptious … More Easy Baking Day