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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.
Mar 27, 2017
Had one of my does test positive for CL so will be testing the others and probably just starting over with the goats with new stock that has been tested. This nasty stuff can stay in the soil for years, so it is a blessing that we plan to move. Of course it was my favorite and only registered doe ! :(
For some reason jap is not letting me post any pics so here is a google link.... photos.google.com/...XdvWXlwY05UVmpR
Dec 25, 2016
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