How to Season Cast Iron

Cast iron is an old fashioned kitchen tool that I implemented into my cooking last year. I'm still new to the whole system, but a year of use will teach you a lot! I really struggled to get a proper seasoning on my skillet when I first began cooking with it. I made mistakes like... Continue Reading →

Cast Iron Mistakes to Avoid

I've been cooking with my cast iron skillet for about a year now. I must say that when I added this old fashioned pan alongside my sourdough starter, I kinda felt like my farmhouse kitchen took a step back in time! Those two items work quite well together. There's nothing like sourdough pancakes or sourdough... Continue Reading →

All About Our Breeds of Chickens

This past spring we purchased three different breeds of chicks and quickly began to see the differences in them. Each breed is so unique in look and temperament! Some get along with chickens of other breeds while certain ones only like each other, some are more skittish while others are friendly, and they all look... Continue Reading →

A Stroll Through the Garden

“She considers a field and buys it; with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.”Proverbs 31:16 Evening is my most favorite time to spend out in the garden. The summer heat normally subsides to a more bearable degree, soft light fills the sky, and the nighttime frog songs begin to play. It is... Continue Reading →

We Built an A Frame Chicken Tractor

We purchased our little chicks a few months ago and started Our Chicken Adventure. Since then they've been living in a homemade brooder located in the mudroom. Chicks really don't need much to thrive. The list of Everything You Need to Bring Chicks Home is quite short, but a coop quickly becomes a necessity as... Continue Reading →

An Update on the Garden

It's almost July and our garden is thriving! I shared Our Garden Plans with you many months ago, so I thought it might be time to update you on how it's going so far. Indoor Starts I started a few vegetable and flower varieties indoors under a grow light. Getting seedlings going indoors has so... Continue Reading →

Everything You Need to Bring Chicks Home

We recently added six chicks to our homestead and since that time I've realized that they're pretty easy to care for. While the list of needed supplies is not long, there are a few things that you should have on hand when you bring your chicks home. Maybe you've been carefully planning for an addition... Continue Reading →

Our Chicken Adventures Begin

Well, we finally did it. We went to town and brought back six tiny chicks. This is something I've wanted to do for years, so I'm really excited for this adventure to begin! I honestly could have bought more because they're so cute...but...self control. Sigh. Anyway, we hope to utilize these chicks as laying hens... Continue Reading →

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