view full post

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup plain yogurt juice of 1 lemon 1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika 1/2 teaspoon oregano black pepper 2 1/2 pounds American lamb kebab/stew meat 2 cups dried apricots boiling water 1 medium red onion, cut into chunks DIRECTIONS Add the yogurt, lemon […]

Recipe

view full post

Hyper local means a lot to us. So, it seems an oxymoron that we offer shipping, right? This has always been heavy on my mind and it took a lot of time to weigh the pros and cons of how this was going to fit into our philosophy of shopping local. Farming and ranching is […]

Farm Store

view full post

This week, we had the pleasure of sending a box of meats to our friend, Katy, over at @mydailydelish! Her recipes are top notch and if you know me, I like simple. Katy smashes this part out of the park and her recipes over on her blog are some of the best we’ve tried. This […]

top round steak dinner compound butter crostini

Recipe

view full post

Each spring, we evaluate our yearlings (calves born the winter before that are now a year old) and sort them into groups. The smaller group is left to eat more, gaining more size before bringing them home to put into the finish pens. The larger group is loaded up, brought closer to home to the […]

Livestock Husbandry

view full post

There is nothing quite like whipping up a batch of butter. Whatever cooking you’re doing, homemade butter takes it to the next level. And, it’s sure to wow anyone. This lost art is a must for every homesteader. Churning butter is a favorite in our kitchen. It’s a weekly task, giving rise to the most […]

Home Dairy, Recipe

view full post

It was easy to fall into the trap of scheduling every moment of our kids lives. At one point we had preschool, kindergarten and ballet, soccer and science clubs. It felt like the day was filled for them and quickly, I was so tried of it. They were young. Where was the play? There was […]

Farm Kids, Homeschool

view full post

I had spent the last few days at my parents, helping them and my sisters navigate hospice with my dad. It’s been emotional but it’s also been so cathartic to just be here and focus on caring for our dad. It’s Tuesday though and I needed to return home to get our boxes shipped out […]

Farm Kids, Horses

view full post

Rendering pork fat is a wonderful way to add quality fat to your diet. This skill improves your homestead sustainability while improving the quality of your diet!

Pigs, Recipe

view full post

We waited a long time for this. I dreamt of the day our kids would ride with me and enjoy my love of horses. I rode competitively for 20 years before giving it all up to be a mom. It’s a choice I would make all over again but this new stage of life is […]

Farm Kids, Horses

view full post

I said goodbye to my best friend a week ago and all of us sobbed. Patty Cake was the heart of our homestead. She greeted me at the gate every morning, rain or shine, excited to see what goodies I had for her from the kitchen. Patty taught countless people to milk and tolerated anyone […]

Home Dairy