Properly Storing Cast Iron

Cast iron is one of my favorite kitchen tools. I’ve learned quite a bit about utilizing this type of metal in cooking as it truly is a skill to learn as you go. One of the keys to success with cast iron is proper storage of the skillets. Problems such as rust and infrequent use... Continue Reading →

The Health Benefits of Cooking with Cast Iron

Cast iron skillets are something you see hanging in old antique shops and steakhouses, but no one actually cooks with them anymore, right? Not so! Plenty of individuals still utilize (and prefer) cast iron in their kitchens. Here on the blog we've discussed Cast Iron Cooking Tips, The Dos & Don’ts of Cleaning Cast Iron,... Continue Reading →

How to Properly Water the Garden

The line between under-watering, over-watering, and supplying just enough water to the garden is a very fine one. It can be difficult to know if you're doing it right before the effects become detrimental to your plants. Keeping a garden is one of my favorite summer pastimes, but it's more than just a hobby for... Continue Reading →

My Herb Garden

Spring is in the air here on the Hilltop! I can feel it in my lungs. The sun shines more frequently, flowers emerge from their winter hiding places, calves fill the pastures, and a newness spreads all around us. Oh, how refreshing springtime is for the soul! One of my goals for this year is... Continue Reading →

Cast Iron Pizza

I created a Sourdough Pizza Crust recipe a few months ago and it is our family's 'go-to' for Friday night pizzas! I wanted to give it a try in the cast iron skillet just out of curiosity. The process was just as easy as making a homemade pizza in a regular baking pan or sheet!... Continue Reading →

Homemade Eggshell Powder

We own a small flock of backyard chickens for laying eggs. And boy, are we ever getting an abundance of eggs during this early spring season! As we learn the in and outs of raising chickens, we also strive to utilize every aspect of them as possible. From Letting Chickens Till Our Garden, to saving... Continue Reading →

All About Storing Fresh Chicken Eggs

The most exciting part about keeping backyard chickens is collecting the eggs. I still enjoy filling my pockets or basket with handfuls of colorful eggs that my family can enjoy! And once you've tasted fresh eggs, you'll never want to go back to the bland options from the grocery store. They are so much better... Continue Reading →

Knowing When to Plant a Garden

Spring will be here very soon! As I am writing this, the sun is shining and the next two days will be near 70 degrees F! Times such as these are a breath of fresh air in the midst of many, many gloomy and cold winter days. As spring approaches, it is time to begin... Continue Reading →

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