A more natural grasshopper control is available
08 April

A More Natural Grasshopper Control

Hey all, At this time of year on the homestead, we are looking at a plague of grasshoppers about to start up. George started noticing grasshopper nymphs in January because our winter was so mild. A few years ago, a …

Captain and Emily in Brome grass
23 March

Springtime Homesteading Cleanup

Springtime Homesteading Cleanup Hey all, It’s springtime on the homestead. This means, as all of you know, lots of young life, preparing and planting your garden. Oh, and in Oklahoma, brush fires. Yeah, that’s not such a fun part of …

Red Wine Velvet Sweet Potato
11 March

A Gardening Tip From The Homestead

Hey all, At this time of year on the homestead, we are starting to garden. Right now, we have been getting our tomatoes and sweet potatoes started. This brought up a gardening tip that I thought all of you might …

broody Buckeye hens - heritage birds - on today's Preserving Eggs blog post
07 March

Preserving Eggs

At this time of year, we are getting a ton of eggs on the homestead. It’s a wonderful thing! But now is the time to be thinking ahead. Have you ever considered what you will do when the birds slow …

Heritage birds - a breeding trio of turkeys and a tough lesson in Homesteading is Hard
07 March

Homesteading is Hard

It’s true. Homesteading is hard. Granted, we began our homesteading journey in December, in bitter cold, in high winds. And we thought we knew what we were doing, to some degree. Well, now we’re finding out. Homesteading is hard. Turkeys. …

pumpkin soup, squash soup, pumpkin/chicken soup
03 March

Pumpkin Chicken Soup

    Print Recipe Pumpkin Chicken Soup A delicious soup which is warming to the stomach, yet not overly spicy. This recipe is pretty flexible. We’ve used rabbit, chicken and even bacon, in place of julieenned ham. Prep Time 20 …

Favorite bubbly beverage - water kefir
25 February

A Favorite Bubbly Beverage

A Favorite Bubbly Beverage I know! I know! As soon as you saw the title, you probably were wondering what alcoholic beverage I was referring to. Actually, our favorite bubbly beverage on the homestead is water kefir. It’s not considered …