Happy Homesteading

Hosted by Millie Johnson
Group active since Mon, Jan 28, 2013

This group is for anyone who homesteads or is just trying to live a more self sufficient lifestyle. Share your recipes and tips for the homestead.
My hubby and I live on a small farm have goats, horses, dogs, cats and soon, chickens. We garden and can. I am also trying my hand at cheesemaking !
We would love to hear your ideas for the homestead. Welcome ! Come sit a spell with us.


And then there were 13

By Ka Garrett
Wednesday at 3:34 PM
Our first calf arrived Sunday morning. I think it is a girl but not sure yet. 11 more cows to go! can't wait to see all the little faces...They are just too darn cute...

A little bit of summer on toast

By Millie Johnson
Wednesday at 12:06 AM
For a snack today I cut a thick slice of homemade bread, toasted and buttered it (with real butter) and smeared some homemade Old Fashioned Strawberry Jam. Made me think of summertime with that burst of strawberry goodness !
Does anyone else can fruit or jams ? What's you favorite flavor ? Mine is blackberry (made me giggle, Bonnie). After that, I think it's a tie between strawberry and blueberry. No, no, no, second would be pepper jelly. Love the stuff ! Wait, that's not a fruit, or is it ??? LOL :D

Hello and let's Cook!

By David Kuhlmann
Tuesday at 9:33 PM
Thanks for inviting me Millie! This looks like a fun group.

Hi all I'm Dave,

I'm originally from New Orleans and grew up cooking with my grandmother since age 6 or so. I've learned from several great Cajun/Creole and Southern Chefs. I also have been a chef on oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico.

I'm most known for my Cajun/Creole dishes like Shrimp Creole, Shrimp & Crawfish Etouffee, Gumbo's, soups and other seafood dishes. Love to grill great steaks and BBQ ribs.

I'll be putting my recipes here over the next few weeks. I hope you enjoy them as much as mys family, friends and I do!

Please check out my kitchen here for some wonderful Cajun/Creole dishes. I posted a few today and will be doing a few everyday this week. I'll update pictures for each as I cook them again. justapinch.com/me/David_Kuhlmann

Bon Appetite!

her face for Sharon

Pig's milk cheese ???

By Millie Johnson
Jan 19, 2015
Yes, you read that right. Cheese from pig's milk. It is a very rare Tuscan cheese made in Italy... Would you try it ?


By Millie Johnson
Jan 19, 2015
Here she is, the new star of the herd, Clover !
She's a little thin, but after worming and diet adjustments I think she'll gain just fine. She is such a friendly little thing !

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She's here !

By Millie Johnson
Jan 18, 2015
We got the new doe today ! She is a reg. LaMancha and has the gopher ears. So cute ! (and kinda weird) I'll get some pictures tomorrow when I'm hanging out with her.
She is in quarantine for a couple of weeks. She really likes my company since she is alone, and goats hate that, but it works to my advantage in a couple of ways. First and foremost, it is a biohazard, making sure she is healthy w/o risking the rest of the herd. Second, she has not been handled a lot, so it helps to tame her. She doesn't fight if I catch her by her collar, but she will walk away if I don't grab it. This gives her a chance to bond with me, too. She was sniffing on me and getting up close.
She is bred for March kids. We are going to have lots of babies this year ! Yay !

New farm member coming !

By Millie Johnson
Jan 13, 2015
I am soooo excited ! We will be picking up our new doe, Clover, this coming Saturday. She is a registered LaMancha and she is bred for March kids. There is going to be kids jumping everywhere this spring ! Yay ! :D
That also means lots of milk to drink and to make cheese with, as well. We will be selling some milk for pet consumption this year. That reminds me, I have to get the repairman out to fix our extra fridge. It started running constantly then stopped completely. That thing is a real necessity around here ! I'm so happy about the goat, I'm not even bothered that the fridge went out... well, not too much anyway, lol.