Tag Archives: homestead

Cherry Cream Cheese Fluff Dessert

Now I have loved this dessert for a long time but the cool whip, the canned pie filling and the graham cracker crust meant that this recipe got put to the side for many years. I decided to farmgal it for … Continue reading

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How many different ways do you garden?

A friend said to me.. so what is your main way to garden..  and my answer was it depends.. It was more honest answer then you would expect, I don’t know if I am the norm or the odd gal … Continue reading

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Working with your vet..

In my kitchen’s Dining Room, there are two of the biggest dog crates you have ever seen set up, each one has a cardboard box with a fat fluffy pillow covered with soft old worn flannel sheets from the church … Continue reading

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Lets talk about the farm’s Sugar use in 2016

So in 2016, we used a grand total of 126 pounds of sugar for coffee, tea, baking, canning and so forth.. My records show that approx. 76 pounds went into canning or curing items. Now it gets really trick at … Continue reading

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Upside Down Plum Cake

I took out a bag that holds six cups of Ontario grown yellow plums that I cut into quarters and pitted in the height of summer, put a touch of sugar on them and froze for winter use Upside Down … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for spring egg laying.

I know it seems like its right in the hard part of winter and I know from talking to my family and friends that they are either into hunker down mode or they are hitting the slopes, the trails and … Continue reading

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Photo Friday.. This and That around the farm..

It was a cold but sunny day, the solar heating in the house was lovely! Pom is looking mighty fine in full winter feather up.. Harry is looking mighty fine, I just love my clean-up ram, he is sweet, easy … Continue reading

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Keeping it real on the farm 2016

This was our lovely New Years Day Dinner, the works.. turkey, stuffing, mashed, green beans and gravy.. it was so good.. it was also a reminder that I only got 1 turkey baby on the farm.. one.. that’s it.. It … Continue reading

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Winter arrived overnight!

The DH had taken Friday off so we had a three days weekend on the farm and we got busy..  you have seen some of the photos over the weekend.. Rabbit hutches got a re-work, new wire floors for some, new … Continue reading

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Long Weekend Reflections

Well, I keep looking at my note-book, I need to transfer all the data on the last two weeks from the challenge, do all the math to prove out what I already know, if we had to buy what we … Continue reading

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