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.

Puter problems

By Millie Johnson
Apr 21, 2016
I have been having serious issues with my laptop so just letting everyone know if you don't "see" me on here, it is probably in the shop.


By Millie Johnson
Apr 13, 2016
National Peach Cobbler Day is observed annually on April 13. Peach Cobbler day was created by the Georgia Peach Council in the 1950’s to sell canned peaches. It recognizes a delicious dessert that originated during the 19th century.
Unable to make traditional suet puddings due to lack of suitable ingredients and cooking equipment, the settlers instead covered a stewed filling with a layer of uncooked plain biscuits or dumplings, fitted together. When the dish is fully cooked, the surface has the appearance of a cobbled street. The name may also derive from the fact that the ingredients are “cobbled” together. Some cobbler recipes resemble a thick crusted, deep-dish pie with both top and bottom crust.

Peach Cobbler day was created by the Georgia Peach Council in the 1950’s to sell canned peaches.

*There are 419 calories in 1 cup of Peach Cobbler.

In 2007, the world’s largest peach cobbler was made at the Georgia Peach Festival. It consisted of:
•90 lbs of butter
•150 lbs of sugar
•150 lbs of flour
•32 gallons of milk
•75 gallons of peaches

If you want a really simple recipe, here's what is known as the "Cuppa" recipe from my area... Delicious warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top !

Peach Cobbler, The Old "Cuppa" Recipe

Last Fall at the Pumpkin Patch 2015

By Sharon Colyer
Apr 7, 2016
Here is my daughter-in-law & granddaughters at a pumpkin patch, back in Oct. I didn't see the pictures for some reason, at the time. You can't see much of them anyway, but were feeding the goat, at the pumpkin patch. : )

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Baby Goats part 4 (final chapter)

By Millie Johnson
Mar 26, 2016
Clarisse had a set of twins, a boy and a girl the 23rd and then Clover had a single female the 24th. She's a big girl, too ! I thought Clover was going to have twins ! I am so glad she had no complications.
So, the grand total for this year, and by far the best year ever for baby goats are, 6 girls and 3 boys !!! Yippee ! :))))))

Just call me "Lucky" !

By Millie Johnson
Mar 20, 2016
A friend of mine stopped by for a visit the other day and came bearing a gift... a pressure canner she saved from being thrown in the trash ! A friend she knew didn't can no more so was just going to throw it away. Can you believe it ? I may go ahead and order a new seal for it, but I really think this one's okay, but I get a little paranoid when it comes to pressure canners. LOL
Now I'll be able to get the green beans canned twice as fast ! Yay !

Baby Goats... part 3 !

By Millie Johnson
Mar 18, 2016
Well, the day after Naomi had her twins Cookie had triplets ! Two girls and one boy. Yay ! I'm glad I had her put up in the kidding stall already. So far the count is 4 girls and 2 boys. Clarisse and Clover are due the 23rd and that will be it for the year. It is starting out a really good year so far ! :)

This first picture is Naomi's twins. The female is the tiny black one. She weighed 3 pounds 15 oz. at birth. She's a little pistol. lol
Pic of Cookie's kids in comments.

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Help!!!!! Potatoes!

By Sherry Blizzard
Mar 17, 2016
I told hubby not to plant so many taters last year...I've got oodles and oodles still and they are sprouting. A few would be okay for seed potatoes...but this is ridiculous. What can I do with them? Shred and freeze? Pressure can will turn them into mush. Help needed! I need to use them all ASAP.

Baby Goats ! part 2

By Millie Johnson
Mar 16, 2016
Today Naomi had twins ! A boy and a very tiny girl. We had to help her nurse as she had trouble getting up and standing. She is much stronger now and is walking, albeit a little wobbly still. She has a very good appetite as does the boy. She is black with a spot of white on her head on chin and he is black and white spotted.
Naomi did great and is being a good mama to her babies. I can't believe she had two babies in there since she did not get real big. You just never know. LOL... I'll get pics tomorrow ! :)
Cookie is in the kidding stall next to Naomi since she is due Thursday. Kidding season is in full force now !!