Happy Homesteading

BISCUITMAKR
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.


Happy Independence Day, USA !

BISCUITMAKR
By Millie Johnson
Saturday at 5:16 PM
I hope everyone has a great 4th of July ! We went and watched the fireworks in town the other day, so we're just hanging out at home today, being lazy, lol.

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White Beans and Rib Greens

akflurry
By Sherry Blizzard
Friday at 11:10 AM
I love this time of year.....greens are coming out of the garden like crazy! A few years ago, I was lamenting wasting those ribs of the collards, kale, etc.....I decided that I would try and cook a batch of white beans with those chopped up rib greens. I pulled out my pressure cooker (you don't have to use one---but I like the time it saves) and Wowza! Forget the dinner.....I just couldn't get enough of those beans. I posted the recipe but don't know if anyone every tried it.
White Beans and Rib Greens

Relocating?q

akflurry
By Sherry Blizzard
Wednesday at 12:40 AM
I wasn't sure where to ask but this seemed the best forum for what I need and you guys are so good to give suggestions. We just went on vacation to Washington, where we hope to retire. We like small town...but close enough to get groceries and etc. Here are two that I really like a lot.

www.TourFactory.com/1123422 which is out it the middle of no where...but is a dream girl home....

the other is at www.tourfactory.com/1040461
This is an in-town place...I need a garden plot.


Bone Meal Fertilizer

akflurry
By Sherry Blizzard
Jun 21, 2015
Has anyone used bone meal as a fertilizer for their garden veggies? If so, how much did you use and how often?

Summer Sausage, Snacking Sticks and Jam

akflurry
By Sherry Blizzard
Jun 18, 2015
Took out over 15 pounds of ground moose and a huge roast to make into Summer Sausage, Skinny Jimmies and Jerky. Took all day to process but does my house ever smell nice. The summer sausage smoked in the smoker for 1/5 hours with hickory wood chips. Then it finished in the oven at 150 F for 8 hours. The Skinny Jimmies are hanging out in the fridge for 24 hours and then will find themselves on the smoker for 1/5 hours and finish in the oven for another 4. The Moose Jerky is happily marinating with spices in the fridge right now for 48 hours and will be in the dehydrator next. Tomorrow I am finishing the Strawberry Rhubarb Jam. Lots going on here.

Coconut oil

BISCUITMAKR
By Millie Johnson
Jun 18, 2015
I went on a canoeing trip yesterday and instead of buying sunscreen, we used coconut oil. I had been reading where it is a natural sunscreen and I have to say, it works really well ! We were on the river for at least 4 hours and no sunburn ! I think if you were going to be in the sun all day you might want to reapply it, just to be safe.
So, coconut oil... it's not just for cooking ! :)

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MelBelle
By Melanie B
Jun 16, 2015
Here's a photo of Millie & I when we met up for strawberries. Her neighbor grows amazing strawberries.

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Refrigerator Cooking. East meets West, South meets North, North meets South and etc...

akflurry
By Sherry Blizzard
Jun 15, 2015
Why not? I am cleaning out the fridge and using my J.A.P. member recipes to help me. This is a very strange menu tonight...but I will make it work. Andy's recent chicken marinade...but I am using it on Copper River Red Salmon, German Red Cabbage, Skinny Oven and Carrot Fries, Grilled Corn on the Cobb (has been vacuum sealed after it was grilled and will be boiled in the bag). Salmon=Northwest, marinade=Southwest and East, German=Northeast, Fries=Northwest, Corn= South...how am I doing?