Archives for August 2013

Fridays on the Farm 8.23.13

Happy Friday, friends. I am happy to report we have accomplished nothing from our to-do list I made last week. Zero. Zilch. Nada. But what can you do? Just because we did nothing this week, doesn’t mean things weren’t a happenin’ around here though. Our seeds for the fall garden arrived yesterday. The excuses stop […]

Fridays on the Farm 8.16.13

Happy Friday, friends. I come to you this week with minimal accomplishments on the farm and quite a substantial to-do list as a result.  Here’s what went on and what needs to go on very soon around here. Preserving Food We canned tomato puree and froze bell peppers. So far we’ve only put up 10 quarts of tomatoes […]

The Healthiest Thing You Can Eat? Your Words

Photo Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, basheertome 2013, edited. “I will never be a stay at home mom.” “Breast feeding a two year old is gross.” “I have no desire for my baby sleep in my room.” “People who homeschool are weird.” “I avoid antibiotics at all costs.” These are all things that have come out […]

Homemade Chicken Feed Recipes: Soy-Free, Corn-Free, Fermented, Sprouted

Before we got our chickens, I spent an embarrassing amount of time researching what on earth we should feed them. I knew I wanted to use a homemade, whole grain mix, but finding recipes turned out to be difficult. Many of the more reputable chicken sources just made blanket suggestions to use store bought feed. I […]

Jessi’s Oven Roasted Okra

Today I’m going to greatly improve the quality of your life, just as my friend Jessi did for me when she gave me her oven roasted okra recipe last year. Obviously, fried okra is delicious. As is okra in gumbo. However, I’m not a huge fryer, and I rarely make gumbo, yet I have oodles of […]

Fridays on the Farm 8.9.13

Well hello there. Long time no see, but that’s my fault. Before I jump into everything that’s gone on around the farm for the past two weeks, allow me to make a few excuses for my lack of blogging lately. I’ve been battling a sinus infection for a month- a month!- that is just now getting better, […]