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    2020 Homestead Plans

    Yes, I may be overly-ambitious. My list of 2020 homestead plans is long. When I typed it up, my jaw dropped a little. My “short” list ended up being pretty long, and when I considered how much of a time investment some of it would be, I realized I just mentally committed to a lot. Funny thing about me… once I come up with a plan, it’s awfully hard to talk me out of it. I mean, I set big goals, and if I don’t get everything done within my timeline, it doesn’t really bother me, because the goals were big and I accomplished a lot. This may or may…

  • Recipes

    Easy Tomato Sauce

    Last week, I had a freezer full of tomatoes, a deer waiting to be butchered and nowhere to go with the meat. If I had more time before hunting season or planned better, I wouldn’t have had that problem. I would have turned my tomatoes into sauce before hunting season to clear room for any meat we might get. But I didn’t. I was actually really excited to turn this batch of tomatoes into sauce. It’s always been such a daunting process to me, but I’ve learned a few things over the last couple of years, and I finally figured out how to make a really easy tomato sauce. My…

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    It’s December…

    It’s December… How did that happen? Where did this year go? My life just started to calm down a tiny bit, and then Scott shot a deer on the last day of gun hunting. Now I have to push through one more week of food preservation. (To be fair, we could have taken the deer in for processing, but I didn’t want to spend the money.) Advent started a few days ago, our tree is up, the house is sparsely decorated at the moment, and it’s going to be a busy month. Sunday was an exciting day. We woke up to a thick blanket of snow like I’ve never seen…

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    A Little Update

    I’ll do my best to keep this short, but I wanted to let you in on a little of what’s going on over here so you can keep up with some of the changes… If you’ve been following along, you know that we recently finished up the produce stand and opened it for business. It sounds all exciting and official, but hardly anybody knows we’re here, and we’ve sold a few beans and some cucumbers since opening. That’s okay, I’m going to keep at it, and eventually, I know that things will change as we work on getting the word out there. Because of the produce stand, I started a…