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Here you'll find my most most recent blog posts. Explore everything from companion planting and vertical gardening to raising meat birds and water glassing eggs. Don't miss my farm-to-table recipes!
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Preserve Your Harvest

How to Store Farm Fresh Eggs

Whether you’re a backyard homesteader or have access to a local farm, you may be wondering how to store farm fresh eggs the RIGHT way. Should they be washed or remain unwashed? In the fridge or on the counter? How long do they last? What is a bloom coating? If you’re wondering these questions, you’re

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Farm-to-Table Recipes

Gluten Free Quiche With Garden Veggies

Making a gluten-free quiche is a great way to use up that pile of veggies from your garden or CSA. Plus, it’s delicious! Even if you’re not sensitive to gluten, this quiche recipe is sure to please and the crust is SO easy to make!  In this recipe, I’ll share my favorite veggie combinations plus

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Preserve Your Harvest

Pressure Canning: A Step-By-Step Guide

Pressure canning can feel really scary in the beginning. I get it! I was nervous when I started too, but with my step-by-step guide it’ll feel like a breeze and you’ll wish that you had tried it earlier!  Pressure canning is a wonderful way to open up your options beyond just pickles and tomato sauce.

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Preserve Your Harvest

Principles for Food Preservation

Growing your own food is an excellent start to self-sufficiency, however, once you master the main principles for food preservation while maximizing nutritional value… you’ll be unstoppable!   There’s nothing more fulfilling than enjoying your homegrown veggies on a -20 degree day in January. It’s also incredibly comforting in today’s world of food insecurity. In this

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DIY Whipped Tallow Balm (Only 3 Ingredients!)

My whipped tallow balm recipe is a staple on our homestead and I know you’ll LOVE it, too! It’s inexpensive, easy to make, toxin-free (unlike most lotions at the store), and can be whipped up using local ingredients. Wahoo! Tallow balm has been prized for skincare for centuries because it’s highly compatible with our skin

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Health & Homesteading

Where Can I Find Raw Milk Near Me?

One of the most common questions I get asked is “Where can I find raw milk near me?” Many are talking about the benefits of raw milk, but it’s rare to be able to find it at the grocery store. What gives? When you ask about it, people tell you that it’s dangerous and even

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