I am a huge history buff! I just devour anything relating to the history of how we got to the place we are now. When I met my husband, I saw his family history as fresh and unexposed stories to research and explore! Although there are hundreds of stories I hope to someday tell, I… Continue reading Conklin Bread Company
I've always loved to bake bread. At one time, I had accumulated several breadmakers from yard sales and had them all going at once! About 8 years ago, I started to do it all from scratch (no machine, just hand kneading). I really loved it! I quickly got a feel for a dough that was… Continue reading Baking bread
Rob reminded me today to make sure that I am not just giving my friends and family the "highlight reel" of our life. To be sure, I always strive to be authentic and real. But when I go to post things, I usually use my photostream to jog my memory of topics to write about.… Continue reading Driver’s Ed, Heat & Failed Cheese
Rosie... the dearest cow I've ever known! I began researching dairy cows 5 years ago and dreaming about having my own. Two years ago we began our journey in earnest and I bought several books to research and countless blogs to read. The consensus of my research was that I wanted a Jersey cow (or… Continue reading Rosie, the dairy cow
Once a week, I strive to plan a week's worth of meals and only go to the store once a week to shop! I thought I'd start sharing how we plan! This was the plan over the last week. I purchased a 5# pork loin on sale and used it for 3 meals! We have… Continue reading Meal Planning
This spring has FLOWN by! Although I haven't had a chance to post our progress, I have taken dozens of pictures along the way! Here is an update on our projects! Seed Starting: had several plants that did fantastically and they are now flourishing outside! What we learned: I started WAY too late and they… Continue reading The last week of Spring!
We have many spring projects in the works, here's a preview of our week! The seeds that I planted last month are doing quite well, even the Lavender & Rosemary are popping up! I have a couple hundred plants started and I hope to sell a few of them to recoup my startup cost… Continue reading This week on the homestead