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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.
Jun 20, 2016
Does anyone have experience with a can sealer? Any recommendations?
May 25, 2016
Fresh goat cheese sweetened with some agave nectar, topped with fresh strawberries and crushed graham cracker. Who needs cheesecake ??? Not this girl !
May 10, 2016
Tonight I made a soap for a friend who has a grandchild with skin problems. It is a calendula soap with finely ground oatmeal, zinc oxide and lavender essential oil with little cubes of pine tar soap in it and topped with calendula petals. I can't wait to cut it tomorrow and see what it looks like inside ! That's half the fun. lol :)
Anywho, I'm still alive and kicking as is the computer (barely tho, lol). I hope all of you are doing well, too. Hugs from the od homestead ! xo
Apr 21, 2016
Apr 13, 2016
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
Apr 7, 2016
Mar 26, 2016
So, the grand total for this year, and by far the best year ever for baby goats are, 6 girls and 3 boys !!! Yippee ! :))))))
Mar 20, 2016
Now I'll be able to get the green beans canned twice as fast ! Yay !